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The national football team of Tajikistan made history and advanced to the top eight teams of the Asian Football Nations Cup.

The national football team of Tajikistan made history and advanced to the top eight teams of the Asian Football Nations Cup.

The Asian Football Confederation reported that last night, the eighth-ranked Tajik national football team managed to defeat the prominent team of the United Arab Emirates in penalty kicks 5-3 and went to the quarter-finals of the Asian Football Nations Cup. Both teams scored one goal in legal minutes, the first goal was scored by Vahdat Hanunov in the 30th minute of the game, and this result was maintained until the 90+5th minute, but Emirates managed to score a goal in the last moments of the match and in extra time. and the game was tied one-on-one. Both teams continued the match in the penalty shootout, and the UAE lost 3-5 to the Tajik team. The Tajik team reached the top eight teams of the Asian continent in terms of conditions, which had reached the round of 16 by winning a tie with China and defeating Lebanon as the second team after Qatar in the group stage. This team will play the next match against the winner of Jordan and Iraq will compete on February 2nd. In another match, the Australian team defeated Indonesia 4-0 and advanced to the top eight teams of the Asian Football Nations Cup.​