President Erdoğan congratulates Qatar on Asian Cup win

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 02.02.2019 14:02 Modified 03.02.2019 12:58
Qatar's coach Felix Sanchez is thrown in the air as his team celebrates their win in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final football match (AFP Photo)
Qatar's coach Felix Sanchez is thrown in the air as his team celebrates their win in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final football match (AFP Photo)

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for winning the Asian Cup after beating four-time champion Japan on Friday.

In a phone call held Saturday, Erdoğan congratulated Qatar's success, after the team beat Japan 3-1 at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.

The two leaders also discussed bilateral relations and pledged to continue to further strengthen ties, presidential sources said.

Qatar is preparing to host the World Cup in 2022.

Although the tournament was originally scheduled to be held in the summer, FIFA organizers switched it to November and December 2022 due to scorching weather.

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