Having secured top spot in a relatively straightforward Group F courtesy of three consecutive victories over Turkmenistan, Oman, and Uzbekistan, Japan, who last lifted the trophy in 2011.
Their semi-final clash was a more straightforward affair as a brace from Werder Bremen forward Yuya Osako helped seal a comprehensive 3-0 defeat of tournament favorites Iran on Monday.
Standing between Hajime Moriyasu’s side and a fifth title are 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, who breezed through a group containing Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and North Korea, scoring 10 goals and conceding none in the process.
A terrific free-kick from Bassam Al-Rawi was enough to see off the challenge of Iraq in the first knockout phase, while Abdelaziz Hatim struck to secure a shock maiden win over 2015 runners-up South Korea in the last eight.
Japan vs Qatar Live streaming, AFC Cup Finals 2019: When and where to watch, Telecast, Time in IST
Qatar romped to a 4-0 success over hosts United Arab Emirates to book their final spot, a highly-charged affair widely referred to as the ‘Blockade Derby’ due to recent political tensions between the two nations.
The fixture, which saw the Qatari national anthem roundly booed ahead of kick-off, was temporarily delayed due to fans throwing shoes onto the pitch.
Japan and Qatar are set to lock horns in the finals of AFC Asian Cup finals on 1st February.
The Blue Samurais were able to outclass Iran in the semifinals with Yuya Osaka making the most of the confusion in the Iranian defense camp after which the Japan team were able to stay firm to win their semifinal clash.
Japan is the most successful team in the Asian Cup his with 4 titles in their kitty.
Here’s all you need to know about Japan vs Qatar, AFC Asian Cup Finals 2019:
When and What time is the Japan vs Qatar, AFC Asian Cup Finals 2019?
The match will begin at 7:30 pm IST on February 1.
Where will Japan vs Qatar, AFC Asian Cup Finals 2019?
The match will take place at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Which Channel will Japan vs Qatar, AFC Asian Cup Finals 2019?
The match will be telecasted on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2HD.
How to watch live streaming of Japan vs Qatar, AFC Asian Cup Finals 2019?
The match can be streamed live on Hotstar, Jio TV and Airtel TV.
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
Unfortunately, fans in the United Kingdom hoping to watch the Asian Cup final on television are out of luck, with no domestic broadcaster opting to screen the tournament. This is also the case in the United States.
But you can follow all the action with NEWGERSY Sport’s LIVE blog.
Head to Head history (h2h)
The two sides have met 10 times previously, with Japan winning on three occasions and Qatar taking two victories alongside five draws.
Score prediction: Japan 3-1 Qatar