Asian Cup Final: Qatar vs Japan head-to-head stats

By Abdelaziz Abuhamar

February 1 – Qatar is appearing for the first time in the AFC Asian Cup finals and will take on the 4-time Asian Cup champions Japan.

Japan play in their 5th continental final having claimed the title in each of their four finals against Saudi Arabia in 1992 and 2000, China in 2004 and Australia in 2011. Japan scored 6 goals in the four finals.

But the promising Qatar national team are unexpected prey for the mighty and veteran Japan. The head-to-head results of the two sides, however, are balanced.

The final will be just the 5th encounter between the two Asian football teams in the Asian Cup. In the previous four matches, Qatar won 3-0 in 1988, then both sides were drawn twice 1-1 in 2000 and 2007, all the last three matches were in group stage. Their first knock-out encounter saw Japan win 3-2 in the 2011 Quarter Final in Doha.

The all-time head-to-head stats between Qatar and Japan are also level. They have met 8 times in total, Qatar have won twice, Japan twice and drawn 4 times. Both sides scored and conceded 10 goals in the 8 encounters, according to #mundial11.

Qatar in the Final

1        Appearances

0        Progressed

0        Knocked-out

0        goals in the final

Japan in the Final

5        Appearances

4        Progressed

0        Knocked-out

4        Titles

6        goals in the final

Qatar Vs Japan all-time Head-to-Head

Qatar Japan
8 Games 8
2 Win 2
4 Draw 4
1 Clean sheet 2
10 Goals 10

Qatar Vs Japan all-time Head-to-Head Matches

25/02/1983 Qatar 1-0 Japan     International Friendly

12/12/1988 Japan 0-3 Qatar     AFC Asian Cup 1988

05/10/1994  Japan 1-1 Qatar    Asian Games

20/10/2000 Japan 1-1 Qatar     AFC Asian Cup 2000

09/07/2007 Japan 1-1 Qatar     AFC Asian Cup 2007

19/11/2008 Qatar 0-3 Japan     FIFA World Cup qualifier

10/06/2009 Japan 1-1 Qatar     FIFA World Cup qualifier

21/01/2011 Japan 3-2 Qatar     AFC Asian Cup 2011


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