Ehsan Hajsafi

Asian Cup roundup: United Arab Emirates off to hot start

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The second day of Asian Cup action saw two matches take place as teams continue to start play in Australia.

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In Group C play, Qatar opened the scoring but conceded four unanswered goals as the United Arab Emirates cruised to a 4-1 victory. Ahmed Khalil and Ali Ahmed had two goals apiece for UAE as they dominated the 2022 World Cup hosts.

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Iran has been the strongest team in the region and opened up the tournament with a 2-0 win over Bahrain in Group C play. Ehsan Hajsafi scored off a brilliant volley into the top corner to open the scoring for Carlos Queiroz’s side before Masoud Shojaei sealed the win with ten minutes to play.

Monday’s Fixtures:

GROUP D
Midnight ET — Japan vs. Palestine
2 a.m. ET — Jordan vs. Iraq