AFC – KUALA LUMPUR, The AFC Asian Cup has always captivated audiences with its moments of sheer genius, brilliant celebrations and – above all – stunning goals.
As we build up towards the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, the-AFC.com continues the AFC Asian Cup Greatest Goals Bracket Challenge with the next enticing Round of 16 tie.
Today’s match-up sees striker Ismail Abdul Latif of Bahrain going up against Islamic Republic of Iran legend Ali Daei.
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Ismail Abdul Latif (BHR) vs Ali Daei (IRN)
Ismail Abdul Latif (BHR)
2007 AFC Asian Cup
Bahrain v Korea Republic (15.07.2007)
It was late drama at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta as Bahrain came from a goal down to shock Korea Republic 2-1 with Ismail Abdul Latif ensuring a famous victory by hitting a low drive past Korean custodian Lee Won-jae.
Ali Daei (IRN)
1996 AFC Asian Cup
Korea Republic v Islamic Republic of Iran (16.12.1996)
With the quarter-final against Korea Republic tied at 2-2, Islamic Republic of Iran legend Ali Daei turned the game on its head when he went on to hit four goals in the second half for a 6-2 victory, with his second one of the greatest goals in the history of the AFC Asian Cup, as he perfectly controlled a 30-yard cross with the inside of his right boot, before shifting his body to hammer a half-volley into the top right-hand corner from just outside the box.