Iran vs Qatar LIVE! Asian Cup 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Iran vs Qatar LIVE! Asian Cup 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Hosts and defending champions Qatar beat Iran 3-2 in a thrilling Asian Cup semi-final on Wednesday at Al Thumama Stadium where striker Almoez Ali scored the winner to set up a title clash with Jordan.

Iran opened the scoring when Sardar Azmoun scored with an overhead kick in the fourth minute but Qatar equalised when Jassem Gaber's shot from range took a deflection and looped over goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand into the net.

The hosts had the upper hand when Akram Afif danced into the box and scored a scorcher just before halftime but Iran levelled when they won a penalty for handball, with Alireza Jahanbakhsh putting away the spot kick to make it 2-2.

But with time running out, Ali -- top scorer in 2019 -- scored the winner for Qatar when he turned and fired into the bottom corner while Iran's hopes of a comeback took a hit when Shojae Khalilzadeh was sent off late in the game.

Qatar will look to win their second title when they play first-time finalists Jordan on Saturday.

Iran vs Qatar latest news

Good bye!

17:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thanks for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Qatar’s thrilling over Iran!

Find our full report below!

Qatar to play Jordan in Asian Cup final after Iran thriller

17:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Defending Asian Cup champions Qatar will meet Jordan in the final after beating Iran in a dramatic semi-final.

Read our full report here!


FT: Iran 2-3 Qatar

17:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

They’ve done it! Qatar have made it back to the final.

Iran 2-3 Qatar

17:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

117 mins: There surely can’t be much longer to go now!

Iran 2-3 Qatar

17:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

103 mins: OFF THE POST!

Iran smack the post in the last minute!

Iran 2-3 Qatar

17:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

102 mins: Qatar so close to wrapping it up in the last minute but Iran clear their lines.

They’re running out of time!

Iran 2-3 Qatar

17:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

99 mins: It’s all hands on deck for Qatar now! Iran have to throw everything at this.

Iran 2-3 Qatar

16:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

93 mins: RED CARD!

Iran’s task is so much harder now Khalilzadeh has been given his marching orders after VAR determined he was the last man when bringing down Afif.

Iran 2-3 Qatar

16:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

90 mins: Into the dying embers now!

Can Iran find a winner? They’re not creating too much right now but we have 13 minutes added on,

Iran 2-3 Qatar

16:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

81 mins: GOAL!

This semi-final takes another stunning turn! Almoez blocks his own teammate’s shot but it’s already behind the Iran backline!

He has space to swivel and fire into the bottom corner!

Iran 2-2 Qatar

16:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

75 mins: OFF THE LINE!

Qatar twice block headers on the line from Taremi and Azmoun!

Iran 2-2 Qatar

16:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

74 mins: Qatar look the more happy to play for extra-time and penalties here.

Iran trying to force the issue.

Iran 2-2 Qatar

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69 mins: Iran throwing everything at this. Forcing corner after corner but its not leading to much.

Iran 2-2 Qatar

16:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

64 mins: Azmon goes close with a header but Qatar clear their lines.

Iran 2-2 Qatar

16:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

58 mins: There’s more goals in this. Both teams look dangerous going forward.

Iran 2-2 Qatar

16:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

54 mins: Thrilling game this!

Qatar so close to finding a third seconds after conceding but Iran just about clear their lines.

Iran 2-2 Qatar

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50 mins: Jahanbakhsh rifles it in from 12 yards!

Iran 1-2 Qatar

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Iran have their spot kick!

Iran 1-2 Qatar

16:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

47 mins: It is now being checked!

The referee heads over to the VAR monitor...

Iran 1-2 Qatar

16:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

45 mins: Iran have two shots blocked in the early stages, claiming for handball but nothing is given.

Iran 1-2 Qatar

16:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Back underway!

Iran 1-2 Qatar

15:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

The home fans are having a good time!

HT: Iran 1-2 Qatar

15:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

The champions have the lead after a fantastic turnaround.

Iran 1-2 Qatar

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They’re so close to forcing an equaliser from a corner but Kanaani can’t sort his feet out and its blocked on the line!

Iran 1-2 Qatar

15:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

44 mins: GOAL!

Qatar have the lead! Afif with a brilliant strike just outside the box, rifling it in!

Iran 1-1 Qatar

15:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

43 mins: Iran need half-time here. They’re looking short of ideas in an attacking sense.

Iran 1-1 Qatar

15:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

36 mins: Qatar are growing in confidence.

While they looked shaky defensively at the start of the first-half, they’ve settled down since.

Iran 1-1 Qatar

15:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

32 mins: So close to 2-1!

Afif shoots right at the keeper and a second shot on the follow up loops over the bar.

Iran 1-1 Qatar

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

27 mins: Iran are getting so many chances going forward but their decision making in the final third leaves a lot to be desired.

Iran 1-1 Qatar

15:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

24 mins: The game is settling down a touch now, after such a frantic start.

Iran 1-1 Qatar

15:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

16 mins: GOAL!

The defending champions are level, though only through a stroke of luck!

Gaber’s shot from range takes a huge deflection and dips over the Iranian ‘keeper and into the back of the net!

Iran 1-0 Qatar

15:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

14 mins: Iran are looking so dangerous every time they go forward here.

Qatar are leaving so much space defensively.

Iran 1-0 Qatar

15:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

12 mins: So close to 2-0!

Iran break and Taremi is inches away from turning a cross into a second goal!

Iran 1-0 Qatar

15:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

11 mins: As you might imagine, Qatar are seeing most of the ball and their fans are making quite some noise but the Iranian defence has so far been pretty tight.

Iran 1-0 Qatar

15:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

10 mins: All the pressure on Qatar now! They need to come out, allowing Iran more space.

We’re set for a thrilling semi-final.

Iran 1-0 Qatar

15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

03 mins: GOAL!

Azmoun gives Team Melli the lead! Qatar don’t clear their line after a throw-in and the forward is allowed two attempts at strike, eventually finding the net with an overhead kick!

Iran 0-0 Qatar

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03 mins: Iran just feeling their way into this.

Qatar aren’t afraid to press high up the field, allowing Iran space in-behind.

Iran 0-0 Qatar

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01 mins: Qatar get us underway and go straight on the attack but Iran clear their lines.

The champions have made an impressive start here.

Iran vs Qatar: KICK-OFF

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Away we go!

Iran vs Qatar: Teams in the tunnel!

14:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

We’re closing in on the semi-final now!

Iran look to end long wait

14:24 , Matt Verri

Iran are favourites to reach the final, but there is plenty of pressure on them.

They won the Asian Cup three times on the bounce between 1968 and 1976, but they have not lifted the trophy since then.

In fact, Iran have not made it to the final in 11 attempts since that last success...

Confirmed Qatar lineup vs Iran today

14:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

Qatar XI: Barsham; Abdulsalla; Abdurisag, Afif; Ahmed Ali, Almoez, Fathi, Mendes, Pedro Miguel, Waad

Iran vs Qatar: Team Melli arrive

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Heating up now!

Confirmed Iran XI vs Qatar today

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Iran XI: Beiranvand; Rezaeian, Khalilzadeh, Zadegan, HajiSafi; Ebrahimi, Ezzatollahi; Ghoddos; Jahanbakhsh, Azmoun, Taremi

Iran vs Qatar: Iran's story so far

13:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

They’ve not made it easy but this Iranian team have shown a lot of heart...

Iran vs Qatar: Latest odds

13:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Iran to reach final: 2/7

Qatar to reach final: 23/10

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.

Iran vs Qatar referee: Team Melli unhappy

13:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Kuwait’s Ahmad Al-Ali will be in charge of today’s game but Iran have questioned the appointment.

“What is a little bit surprising for us is that the referee for the match is from Kuwait, he's an Arab,” said Saeed Ezatolahi.

Iran vs Qatar: Jordan await in the final

12:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jordan shocked South Korea in the first semi-final on Tuesday night and will await today’s winners in the final.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

12:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Iran wins: 17

Draws: 5

Qatar wins: 3

Iran vs Qatar: Score prediction today

12:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

This Iranian team are full of heart and will feel momentum is on their side.

Iran to win 2-1.

Qatar team news vs Iran today

12:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Back-up goalkeeper Salah Zakaria is the only real doubt for Qatar at this stage.

Iran team news Qatar today

12:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sadegh Moharrami will likely miss the game for Iran and Majid Hosseini is another doubt. Mehdi Taremi, however, will return from suspension.

Iran vs Qatar: TV channel and live stream today

12:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the whole tournament will be broadcast by TrillerTV, formerly FITE. Coverage starts at 2.50pm GMT ahead of a 3pm kick-off. The TrillerTV app is also available for download.


12:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the second Asian Cup semi-final.

Iran and Qatar go head to head at the Al Thumama Stadium and kick-off is at 3pm GMT.