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Bracket Challenge - Quarter-finals: Abbas Chahrour (LBN) vs Ali Daei (IRN)


Kuala Lumpur: Lebanon's Abbas Chahrour will face India's Sunil Chhetri in the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup Greatest Goals Bracket Challenge after defeating Islamic Republic of Iran's Ali Daei in the quarter-finals.

Chahrour has the honour of having scored Lebanon's first AFC Asian Cup Finals goal, against Iraq in the 2000 edition at the Sports CIty Stadium in Beirut.

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Chahrour's fans clearly remember that historic moment as the defender garnered 67 percent of the votes to see off the challenge of Daei, one of Asian football's greatest icons.

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Abbas Chahrour (LBN) vs Ali Daei (IRN)

Abbas Chahrour (LBN)
2000 AFC Asian Cup
Lebanon v Iraq
(15.10.2000)

Abbas Chahrour became the first Lebanese player to score in an AFC Asian Cup Finals' match when they faced Iraq at the Sports CIty Stadium in Beirut.

Lebanon were trailing 2-0 but Chahrour pulled his team back into the tie by smashing home a delightful shot from 25 yards out past goalkeeper Hashim Khamis.

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.

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