Qatar defeated Jordan 3-1 in the Asian Cup final thanks to a hat-trick from Akram Afif and became champions. However, the Qatari striker did not go viral for his goals, which meant a title, but for one of his celebrations: after the first goal he did a magic trick in front of the cameras and drove all the fans crazy, not just the of your selection.
The Qatari attacker opened the penalty score. When he got to the ball, he crossed the ball to the right of the goalkeeper, who had a late reaction and was unable to save the shot. The 27-year-old forward began to celebrate his goal, but he stopped him and his teammates when he ran towards one of the broadcast cameras.
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Facing the camera, Akram Afif took out an object from his right stocking: a card that had a celebration on it, but seconds later he made a quick movement of his hands and changed it for a white one that had a black 'S' in front of him. astonished by her colleagues and the audience present.
Afif scored a goal and performed a magic trick to celebrate. (Video: ESPN) (Photo: Reuters)
At the end of the first half, Afif received a harsh infraction that forced him to leave the playing field on a stretcher. But he was just a scare and he played normally the last 45 minutes of the game. With 17 minutes left, he made it 2-1 for Qatar.
As if this prominence were not enough, Afif made the final score 3-1 for Qatar to become two-time champion of the Asia Cup.