A strange paradox emerged with the Qatar national team winning for the second consecutive time in the 18th edition of the Asian Football Cup today, after a thrilling 3-1 win over their Jordan counterpart in the final match on Saturday.
The Annaby national team played 7 matches, all of which were against teams whose names ended with the letter N, and defeated them as follows:
Qatar began their Asian Cup title defense by winning the opening match 3–0 over Lebanon, then won over Tajikistan 1–0 and won over China with the same score, giving Annabi a full score (9 points). Together they topped Group A. ,
In the knockout rounds, the paradox of the letter “Nun” continued with Al-Anabi, as they won 2–1 over Palestine in the round of 16 after thrilling matches, then 3–2 on penalty kicks over Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals. Achieved victory. Tied 1-1 after the end of regular and extra time.
Contrary to all expectations, Qatar defeated Iran 3-2 in the semi-final match, concluding their victory over teams finishing last with a 3-1 win over Jordan in the final on Saturday.
Qatar won the Asian Cup for the second time in its history after winning the previous edition in the Emirates in 2019 at the expense of Japan, which ends with the letter N, in the final match.