Qatar Football Association extends AFC Asian Cup-winning head coach Felix Sanchez's contract till 2022 World Cup
Sanchez, 43, has spent much of his coaching career in Qatar, working at the Aspire Academy before leading the nation to the Asian Under-19 title in 2014 and he has a long-standing relationship with many of the current squad
ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC's Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says he has moved on from India's AFC Asian Cup disappointment
The Asian Cup ouster, after coming so close to qualifying for knockouts, was a bitter pill to swallow, but Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has moved on.
Vietnam dreaming of maiden World Cup appearance following display of 'boundless energy' in AFC Asian Cup
An escalating series of successes has got Vietnam dreaming of a maiden appearance at the World Cup — and it's an ambition that suddenly doesn't seem all that far-fetched
Qatar's stunning AFC Asian Cup victory may end up deepening tensions between Gulf nations, say analysts
Qatar's remarkable Asian Cup victory may have been a sporting triumph but it is almost certain to come at a political price, analysts say.
British national arrested in UAE for 'crime' of wearing Qatar football shirt during AFC Asian Cup match, claim reports
The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, cut all ties with Qatar in June 2017 over allegations that the tiny, energy-rich state supports Islamic extremists.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Champions Qatar return home to a 'rapturous welcome' by country's ruler and thousands of fans
Qatar's victorious Asian Cup football team returned home to Doha to a "rapturous welcome" and was greeted by the country's ruler and hundreds of thousands of fans.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi's Budget 2019, Qatar's triumph, Jonbeel Mela; today's must-read stories
If one examines the way Modi ran the Gujarat government, it will be apparent to them that his style of operation remains unchanged even as the Prime Minister of India.
Almoez Ali, who graduated from Qatar’s Aspire Academy, said the next step he wanted to take in his career was a move to a European club.
The rights deal in Britain was the result of a lack of interest from broadcasters and concerns from the AFC that streaming the tournament on YouTube would make it too easy for a feed to be pirated in regions where rights are valuable — particularly the Middle East.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: From Almoez Ali's spectacular crowning moment to flying footwear, key moments from tournament
Defining moments from the Asian Cup, which ended with Qatar's 3-1 victory over Japan late on Friday:
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Felix Sanchez's Qatar keeping expectations in check for Copa America after clinching title in UAE
Coming from nowhere to win the Asian Cup is just part of the process for Qatar as they look ahead to this year's Copa America and then the big one – a home World Cup in 2022.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu pleased with team's progress at tournament despite losing in final
Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu was disappointed that his side missed out on a fifth Asian Cup title but believes the squad's improvement augurs well for the future.
Almoez Ali notched his ninth goal of the tournament in the 3-1 win over Japan in the final, bettering the record of eight goals scored by Iranian Ali Daei.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Qatar's swashbuckling triumph an exception, not the norm in continent's football
Qatar’s swashbuckling triumph corroborates an integrated strategy. They, however, remain the exception in Asia, not the norm
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Qatar coach Felix Sanchez brushes off Pep Guardiola comparisons after masterminding title triumph
Qatar coach Felix Sanchez shrugged off comparisons to Pep Guardiola after masterminding a breathtaking Asian Cup victory before the 2022 World Cup at home.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Thousands of Qatar fans converge on streets after final win over Japan to celebrate 'greatest triumph'
While barely any fans from Qatar travelled to watch the tournament given the political climate, that did not dampen the jubilation in Doha, which is expected to reach a crescendo on Friday, but Saturday when the team arrives back.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Record-breaking Almoez Ali scores acrobatic bicycle kick as Qatar beat Japan to claim first-ever title
Qatar striker Ali scored with an acrobatic bicycle kick after just 12 minutes before Abdelaziz Hatim curled in a superb second and Akram Afif converted a VAR-assisted penalty
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Qatar's Almoez Ali, Bassam Al-Rawi, cleared of eligibility concerns hours before final against Japan
The decision to clear Ali and Al-Rawi, which follows a protest lodged by Asian Cup hosts the United Arab Emirates, was announced as Qatar prepared to take the field against Japan in Abu Dhabi
AFC Asian Cup 2019: After record-breaking run to final, Qatar look to overcome Japan challenge to win title
While Japan have the Asian Cup pedigree, Qatar's over-achieving players might just feel that their name is on the trophy after a record-breaking run to their first-ever final.