/Qatar to take on South Korea in AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals

Qatar to take on South Korea in AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals

Abu Dhabi, Unbeaten Qatar will be looking to post their second successive win over continental giants Korea on Friday when they two sides meet in the quarterfinals of the AFC Asian Cup.

On Tuesday, Qatar edged past 2007 champions Iraq with the game's only goal coming from Bassam Al Rawi in the 62nd minute. Al Rawi scored off a spectacular free-kick that dipped before the keeper before smashing into the net.

When Qatar last played Korea, Uruguayan coach Jorge Fossati guided Al Anabi to a fighting 3-2 in at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in June 2017. That encounter was a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.

Overall, Korea have won more matches against Qatar - five against three losses in 10 encounters. Two matches have been draws.

Speaking during a press conference before the match, coach Felix Sanchez said: "Up until this point the team has performed well and has achieved some very good results."

"Of course, all of them are professional players and they are used to playing in competitions such as their domestic leagues and the AFC Champions League, so they are used to having this kind of pressure."

"The pressure of being in a quarterfinal is more than welcome and I think they have to enjoy it, and work very hard to have the chance to have at least one more game.

"I want them to feel the pressure in the right way because it is a very important game, but they are absolutely used to these kinds of situations."

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee