You are in / Article

Bracket Challenge - Ro32: Shunsuke Nakamura (JPN) vs Abbas Chahrour (LBN) || Le Cong Vinh (VIE) vs Jaka Ihbeisheh (PLE)


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 approach the end of the AFC Asian Cup Bracket Challenge's Round of 32, today's selections – Japan's Shunsuke Nakamura against Abbas Chahrour of Lebanon and Vietnam's Le Cong Vinh facing Jaka Ihbeisheh of Palestine – feature outstanding goals.

Which goal is your favourite? Cast your votes below!

See also :

Shunsuke Nakamura (JPN) vs Abbas Chahrour (LBN)

Shunsuke Nakamura (JPN)
2004 AFC Asian Cup
Japan v Oman (20.07.2004)

Japan head coach Zico had Shunsuke Nakamura to thank after his sublime finish in the 34th minute settled this tough match, with the attacking midfielder bursting into the penalty area before picking his spot with a delightful flick that gave Oman goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi no chance.

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

Abbas Chahrour became the first Lebanase player to score in an AFC Asian Cup Finals match when the team faced Iraq at the Sports CIty Stadium in Beirut. Lebanon fell behind by two goals but Chahrour was at the right place at the right time as he smashed home a delightful shot past goalkeeper Hashim Khamis.

Le Cong Vinh (VIE) vs Jaka Ihbeisheh (PLE)

Le Cong Vinh (VIE)
2007 AFC Asian Cup
Vietnam v UAE (08.07.2007)

Vietnam secured a famous 2-0 victory over United Arab Emirates in their 2007 AFC Asian Cup opener with Le Cong Vinh beating the offside trap and lobbing in a delightful second goal.

Bracket Challenge: Le Cong Vinh (VIE) vs Jaka Ihbeisheh (PLE)

Jaka Ihbeisheh (PLE)
2015 AFC Asian Cup
Palestine v Jordan (16.01.2015)

Jaka Ihbeisheh registered Palestine’s first goal in an AFC Asian Cup Finals when he scored a late consolation in their 5-1 defeat to Jordan at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Mahmoud Eid’s free-kick found Ihbeisheh lurking at the far post and the midfielder ensured his place in the annals of Palestinian football with a measured finish in the 84th minute.

_The polls have ended. Thank you for voting.
_

Recommended Stories :