Messi’s coronation there could be ‘Son’s final coronation’…88,000 for Asian Cup final confirmed for Lusail

카지노 Qatar 2022 World Cup Final Stadium will also host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Final.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today announced the detailed schedule and venues for the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup. The most anticipated Asian Cup final has been confirmed for Lusail Stadium. Lusail Stadium is a brand-new, mega-sized football stadium built in time for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It has a capacity of 88,000 and is located in Lusail, a new city near the Qatari capital Doha.

“Lusail Stadium is the third largest venue to host an Asian Cup final in history,” says the AFC. It is behind only Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran (100,000), which hosted the 1976 Asian Cup Final, and Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia (88,83), which hosted the 2007 Asian Cup Final.”

Most notably, it was the center of attention at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The final match of the tournament, Argentina vs. France, was held at Lusail Stadium. Angel di Maria scored one goal and Lionel Messi scored two for Argentina, while Kylian Mbappe scored three for France in a cinematic storyline. It was one of the greatest World Cup finals of all time.

After a penalty shootout, Argentina won the title. Argentina won their first World Cup in 36 years, and Messi was crowned World Cup champion for the first time in his career. Messi, who had previously won every tournament but the World Cup, answered the final puzzle with a flourish. “There’s no more room,” Messi said.

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Dressed in traditional Qatari attire, Messi hoisted the World Cup trophy with a flourish. The scene has been described as a “coronation”. It signifies the crowning of a new soccer emperor. The Argentine players and fans stayed on the field long after the championship ceremony to enjoy the festivities.

It’s worth noting that Argentina played five of their seven matches at the World Cup in Qatar at Lusail Stadium. The group stage match against Saudi Arabia (0-1 loss), the match against Mexico (2-0 win), the quarterfinal match against the Netherlands (2-2 draw), the quarterfinal match against Croatia (3-0 win), and the final match against France (3-3 draw) were played there.

About a year later, in January-February 2024, the Qatar Asian Cup will kick off. The final will be played at Lusail Stadium on February 10 next year. If the South Korean national soccer team reaches the Asian Cup final, it will make Asian coronation history at Lusail Stadium. If they do, captain Son Heung-min will perform a ceremony with the trophy.

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South Korean soccer has had an uneasy relationship with the Asian Cup. After winning back-to-back Asian Cup titles in 1956 and 1960, the country hasn’t won the tournament in 63 years. In 2015, under Uli Stielike, they reached the final of the Asian Cup in Australia, where they faced the hosts. Son Heung-min scored a dramatic equalizer in second-half stoppage time to send the match into extra time. South Korea lost 1-2 and finished as runners-up. (The Australian coach who called the game is now Tottenham manager Anze Postecoglou).

This will be captain Son Heung-min’s fourth Asian Cup, and likely his last. At the team’s press conference in March, Son said, “It’s less than a year away. The Asian Cup is a tournament that Korea has been trying to win for a long time. I’ve been to the Asian Cup final, I’ve been to the semifinals, and I’ve been knocked out in the quarterfinals. Winning the Asian Cup is my biggest dream.”

South Korea, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, were drawn into Group E in the Asian Cup group stage draw. They will face Bahrain, Jordan and Malaysia. They will face Bahrain on Jan. 15 at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Jordan on Jan. 20 at Al Thumama Stadium and Malaysia on Jan. 25 at Al Janub Stadium. All three venues hosted the World Cup in Qatar.

If South Korea advances to the round of 16 as the top seed in Group E, they will face the runner-up from Group D at Al Thumama Stadium. Group D includes Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, and Vietnam. If they win, they will play the quarterfinals at Education City Stadium. Education City Stadium is where South Korea played its three group stage matches at the World Cup in Qatar.

Hopefully, the momentum from the round of 16 will carry over to the Asian Cup in Qatar.

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Cho Kyu-sung scores a goal at Education City Stadium/Getty Images Korea

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