‘No limits’ for Asian Cup debutants Tajikistan after beating UAE, reaching last eight

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Sun, 2024-01-28 20:18

DOHA: Tajikistan coach Petar Segrt said the Asian Cup debutants had “no limits” after reaching the quarter-finals with a dramatic 5-3 penalty shootout win over the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
Alisher Shukurov buried the final spot-kick in Doha to send the Central Asians — ranked 106th in the world — into a showdown with either Jordan or the 2007 champions Iraq.
Tajikistan goalkeeper Rustam Yatimov saved from Caio Canedo with the UAE’s second penalty of the shootout.

Tajikistan’s Croatian coach Petar Segrt and staff pose with their players for a group picture after winning the Qatar 2023 AFC Asian Cup round of 16 football match between Tajikistan and UAE at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan. (AFP)
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