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Bracket Challenge - Ro32: Ali Daei (IRN) vs Sun Ke (CHN) || Saeed Al Owairan (KSA) vs Kim Jung-woo (KOR) 


Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Asian Cup has always captivated audiences with its moments of sheer genius, brilliant celebrations and - above all - stunning goals. 

Legends and national heroes have made their impact on the Continental stage, and we close off the AFC Asian Cup Bracket Challenge Round of 32 with four iconic goals from Islamic Republic of Iran's Ali Daei, Sun Ke of China PR, Saudi Arabia's Saeed Al Owairan and Kim Jung-woo of Korea Republic.

Who will move on to the next round? Cast your votes below!

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Ali Daei (IRN) vs Sun Ke (CHN)

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.

Sun Ke (CHN)
2015 AFC Asian Cup
China PR v Uzbekistan (14.01.2015)

Supersub Sun Ke netted with a stunning curler against Uzbekistan to secure China PR a quarter-final berth for the first time since 2004 with the midfielder sending his effort past the outstretched arms of custodian Ignatiy Nesterov.



Saeed Al Owairan (KSA) vs Kim Jung-woo (KOR)

Saeed Al Owairan (KSA)
1992 AFC Asian Cup
Saudi Arabia v Thailand (02.12.1992)

Defending champions Saudi Arabia got off to a great start against Thailand with Saeed Al Owairan netting a fabulous free-kick in the fourth minute, with the forward striking a left-footed shot past Thailand goalkeeper Kumpanat Oungsoongnem into the top right corner of the net.

Kim Jung-woo (KOR)
2007 AFC Asian Cup
Indonesia v Korea Republic (18.07.2007)

Kim Jung-woo’s long-range effort against Indonesia ensured Korea Republic a spot in the quarter-finals with the defensive midfielder striking home an unstoppable drive from outside the penalty box.

The polls have ended. Watch out for the first of the Round of 16 ties on Monday, August 24. Thank you for voting.

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