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Iraq in historic Asian Cup win
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Saudi Arabia national football team is one of the most successful teams in Asia, having won three AFC Asian Cup titles and is one of the stronger teams in the continent. With influential experiences, the Saudi team has been a major force in the Asian Cup. The Saudis first qualified to the Asian Cup was in , and it was also the first time Saudi Arabia claimed the title. They repeated the feat in and , before reaching two other finals, both ended in defeats. Having said, Saudi Arabia also has disappointing performances, notably , and , when Saudi Arabia crashed out from the group stage.
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That is because the Asian Cup is being played this month in the United Arab Emirates, one of the main players in the punishing Saudi Arabia-led blockade of Qatar that began in and already has led to inconveniences for visiting Qatari officials , visiting Qatari journalists and, clearly, given their tiny number, visiting Qatari fans. Because of the geopolitical implications, that match could be one of the most-watched games of the tournament, though it will most likely not include many, if any, Qataris in the stands. The official attendance figure for the Qatar-North Korea game on Sunday in Al Ain was announced as , though several people who attended said the actual number most likely was closer to Two other unidentified men sat nearby behind a Qatari flag, a rare spot of color in a sea of white seats. The soporific atmosphere most likely will give way to something far different and far more political when Qatar and Saudi Arabia meet to decide the winner of Group E.
The Saudis beat North Korea on Tuesday at the Asian Cup with two well-executed goals in each half , dominating the game even before midfielder Han Kwang-song was sent off in the 44th minute. At the World Cup, coach Juan Antonio Pizzi's team lost to host Russia in the showpiece first game featuring the two lowest-ranked nations. Expectations are higher now for the 69th-ranked Saudis — fifth best in the team Asian Cup — who are favored to top a politically charged group that includes Qatar. Earlier Tuesday, Iraq scored in the 90th minute to win against Vietnam, which led twice in the first half. Defender Ali Adnan, who plays in Italy for Atalanta, sealed the victory with a perfectly placed free kick.