Car horn ‘bread bread’, even the stern king ‘bump’…Qatar has won 2 consecutive games → Anbang Festival

February 12, 2024 | by

As soon as Qatar won its second consecutive title, Akram Afif (Al-Sad), dubbed “Ace,” cheered with his arms wide open. Qatar’s home fans enjoyed the moment by waving their national flags.

Qatar beat Jordan 3-1 in the final of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Lusail Stadium in Aldine, Qatar, on the 11th (Korea time). Qatar, the champion of the 2019 tournament, has proven to be the “strongest in Asia” by taking the throne twice in a row.

Lusail Stadium, where matches were held even before the coronation ceremony, was a festival. Qatar fans performed in-line skating around the stadium and Jordanian supporters formed bands to enjoy the festival.

As it was a grand finale, Lusail Stadium, which has a capacity of 88,000, attracted 86,000 spectators on the day. In fact, it was a full crowd. The magnificent stadium was mixed with Qatar and Jordan cheering songs. There was a heated cheering match that could fill the stadium with fans’ supporting.

A large number of key figures also showed up at the event. FIFA President Jannie Infantino, Qatars King Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and Jordans Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II watched the match at the scene. King Tamim encouraged the team before the match, and Qatar`s fans gave him enthusiastic cheers. Journalists from all over the world enjoyed the festival by taking photos and videos before the fierce competition ended.

After Qatars Salah penalty hat trick split the match, the two teams had mixed feelings. Qatars players traveled around the stadium to share joy with home spectators. Even the gentle King of Tamim was happy as a child. Jordanian players who challenged to win the Asian Cup for the first time in history fell to the ground and were frustrated. Jordanian fans who had expected to win the Asian Cup also lost three penalty kicks, showing signs of disappointment.

Until the end of the ceremony, it was a unique festival in Qatar. Qatar`s national team scored eight goals to rinse off Afif, who led the team to the championship. After the podium was set up for the Qatar players, the championship parade began in earnest. 핑크알바

King Tamim embraced and shared joy with the Qatari squad including Afif, who won the MVP and top scorer at the same time, and Meshal Barsham (Al-Sad), who won the Best Goalkeeper Award. Jordanian players displayed their respect by standing in front of the podium and applauding the Qatar players who won the championship.

Qatar’s “captain” Hasan al-Haidos (Al-Sad) took the podium wearing the bisht worn by Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) after winning the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup. The bisht is a traditional costume worn for thousands of years in the Arab world and is mainly worn by royalty, bureaucrats and clergy as a symbol of status, implying the meaning of power.

As soon as Al Haidos won the trophy, home fans at the Lusail Stadium cheered as if the stadium was about to leave. Players danced along to exciting music.

Qatar’s fans’ festival began after they left the stadium. “Thousands of spectators cheered and shared their joy on Lusail Boulevard,” Qatar’s media outlet Peninsula Qatar said.

In fact, around the Main Media Center in Doha, Qatar, which is 17 kilometers away from the Lusail Stadium, citizens honked their car horns and expressed their joy of winning the Asian Cup for the second time in a row even three hours after the final match. Some children held their heads up to the roof of their cars and waved their national flags. Qatar continued to celebrate after an ambitious night.


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