Qatar’s Akram Afif produces close-up magic trick during goal celebration at the Asian Cup

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Akram Afif has produced some magical performances during the Asian Cup. And he did likewise with his celebration after firing Qatar into a 1-0 lead in the final against Jordan. The forward scored his sixth goal of the tournament from the penalty spot at Lusail Stadium after being brought down by Abdallah Nasib in the first half. He decided to mark his goal with a close-up magic trick. He ran toward a camera and pulled out a collectors’ card with his image on it. Then he shook his hand and the picture changed to reveal an ‘S’. Later he said it was a tribute to his wife. Qatar won the final 3-1.

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