The World No. Medvedev's victory moved Russia to in its tie against Japan. Earlier in the day, Rublev cruised past Yoshihito Nishioka , Russia is through to the ATP Cup semi-finals for the second straight year. At last year's event, Russia advanced to the semi-finals with an unbeaten tie record. Medvedev pushed Novak Djokovic to a third set, but fell short in his attempt to force the tie to a deciding doubles match.
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Japan had won in each of its four previous AFC Asian Cup finals, while Qatar were playing in their first, which they managed to reach without conceding a goal in the prior six matches. Qatar won the final 3—1 for their first AFC Asian Cup title, scoring twice in the first half and earning a late penalty in the second half. For Japan, this was their first defeat in an Asian Cup final. Qatari fans were largely unable to attend the tournament due to the ongoing Qatar diplomatic crisis. The 43,seat stadium was built in and is primarily used by the Emirati national football team. Japan is the most successful nation at the Asian Cup, having won it a record four times—most recently in
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The Asian Cup was held once every four years from the edition in Hong Kong until the tournament in China. However, since the Summer Olympic Games and the European Football Championship were also scheduled in the same year as the Asian Cup, the AFC decided to move their championship to a less crowded cycle. After , the tournament was next held in when it was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.