United Arab Emirates' players celebrate the goal during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Australia at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Asian Cup hosts UAE and Gulf rivals Qatar pulled off titanic upsets as they sent defending champions Australia and Son Heung-min's South Korea crashing out in the quarterfinals Friday. Ali Mabkhout poached a 1-0 win for the United Arab Emirates over Australia and the Qataris ousted South Korea by the same scoreline to set up a semifinal buzzing with regional tensions because of the Gulf blockade of Qatar.Japan and Iran, with seven Asian Cup titles between them, will play the other semi as the 24-team continental showpiece nears its final in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 1 .Earlier, in Abu Dhabi, Abdel-Aziz Hatim fired a late winner as Qatar stunned title-chasing South Korea 1-0 to reach the semis for the first time.
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