Iran vs Qatar: Live Stream, How to watch AFC Asian Cup Soccer 2023 semifinal Online

Qatar, Asian Cup holders, face off against Iran in a thrilling semi-final clash on Wednesday. The reigning champions are determined to defend their title after an intense penalty shootout victory against Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Iran secured a dramatic last-minute win over Japan. Get ready for an epic battle!

  • AFC Asian Cup 2023 semifinal
  • Iran vs Qatar
  • When: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 6pm (15:00 GMT)
  • Where: Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar

Where to watch Iran vs Qatar

Watch the whole tournament on TrillerTV (formerly FITE) in the UK. Coverage begins at 2.50pm GMT, just ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

Here’s how to watch this AFC Asian Cup match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

RegionTVStreaming
USAParamount+
Canada
UKTrillerTV
AustraliaParamount+
IndiaFanCode

What time does Iran vs. Qatar kick off?

This AFC Asian Cup clash takes place at the Al Thumama Stadium in Al Thumama, Qatar and kicks off on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

 DateKickoff time
USAWed, Feb. 710:00 a.m. ET
CanadaWed, Feb. 710:00 a.m. ET
UKWed, Feb. 73:00 p.m. GMT
AustraliaThu, Feb. 82:00 a.m. AEDT
IndiaWed, Feb. 78:30 p.m. IST

Teams

Potential Iran XI: Beiranvand; Rezaeian, Kanaanizadegan, Khalilzadeh, Hajsafi; Ezatolahi, Ghoddos; Jahanbakhsh, Taremi, Mohebi; Azmoun.

Potential Qatar XI: Barsham; Al-Rawi, Mukhtar, Mendes; Ro-Ro, Gaber, Fatehi, Al-Haydos, Muneer; Ali, Afif. 

AFC Asian Cup 2023 semifinal

The Return of Taremi and Veterans’ ‘Last Dance’

Revered striker Mehdi Taremi’s return to Iran’s starting lineup is set to inject formidable strength into the team’s attacking prowess. However, beyond Taremi’s comeback, it’s the looming udae and uncertainties that lend an air of poignancy to Iran’s campaign. Coach Amir Ghalenoei has poignantly emphasized that for many of Iran’s seasoned players, the 2023 Asian Cup may represent their “last dance” to etch their names in history. This narrative adds an emotional layer to their game, igniting a fervent drive to succeed among the team and their supporters alike.

Marquez’s Pragmatic View and Overcoming Expectations

Conversely, Qatar’s coach Tintín Marquez maintains a pragmatic outlook, reminding all that merely reaching the semifinal is not a failure. He points to the hefty competition, acknowledging the elimination of formidable teams like Australia and Japan. This outlook, aiming to temper high expectations, presents a grounded approach that could facilitate composure in the Qatar camp, an essential attribute in high-stakes matches.

Analyzing the Head-to-Head Statistics

To predict the trajectory of this anticipated match, a deep dive into the historical data is essential. The rivalry between Iran and Qatar has seen 25 encounters, with Iran boasting 17 victories over Qatar’s five. Importantly, Iran is on a winning streak, having secured victories in their last six clashes and hailing in with an unbeaten record in their last ten fixtures.

Conversely, Qatar’s recent form is nothing short of impressive, suffering only one loss in their last nine international games. However, their historic record against Iran remains an unfortunate testament to their struggles, most recently witnessed in a 4-0 thrashing in October 2023.

Iran vs Qatar Prediction

Get ready for a thrilling showdown between two formidable teams. With both sides in great form, expect a fiercely contested match. Qatar may have the advantage of home support, but Iran brings their wealth of experience.

Don’t miss out on the action as Iran’s strong attacking force may give them the edge over Qatar, albeit by a slim margin.

Our prediction: Iran 2-1 Qatar

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