South Korea will meet Jordan for the second time in the tournament.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will play Jordan in the semi-finals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Raiyan, Qatar, at 0 a.m. on the 7th (Korea time).
Korea and Jordan faced off once in this tournament. Korea and Jordan met in the second group E match. The result was a 2-2 draw. Korea took the lead first. In the ninth minute of the first half, Son Heung-min scored a penalty kick he earned. He tricked the goalkeeper and shook the net with a Panenka kick.
However, Korea allowed a run. Park Yong-woo scored an own goal at a corner kick by Jordan in the 37th minute of the first half. Al-Naimat scored a come-from-behind goal with a mid-range shot at 6 minutes of extra time in the second half, and the first half ended with Korea trailing 1-2.
In the second half, Korea kept knocking on Jordan’s goal. Jordan lowered the line to block Korea’s attack, and Jordan’s goal was rarely opened. Korea scored a dramatic equalizer. Hwang In-beom’s shot, which received Son Heung-min’s pass in the 1st minute of extra time in the second half, led to Alarab’s own goal, bringing the game to square one. The game ended 2-2.
With South Korea and Jordan sharing one point each, Jordan ranks first in the group and South Korea ranks second in the group. There was a change in the ranking in the third group match. South Korea tied with Malaysia 3-3 and Jordan lost to Bahrain 0-1. Then, the ranking of the group matches was confirmed with Bahrain ranking first, Korea ranking second, and Jordan ranking third.
Korea advanced to the semifinals by winning dramatic victories in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals. In the match against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16, Cho Kyu-sung’s equalizer made it 1-1 in the extra time of the second half, and Cho Hyun-woo’s save show came out and won the match in the penalty shootout. In the match against Australia in the quarterfinals, Hwang Hee-chan succeeded in the penalty kick that Son Heung-min earned in the extra time of the second half, and Son Heung-min’s free kick goal won the match 2-1. 마카오카지노도메인
Jordan met Iraq in the round of 16. Iraq emerged as a dark horse by beating Japan in Group D. It led the team by scoring the first goal, but was upset by donating two goals. Iraq’s Ayman Hussein was sent off and started the process, and scored consecutive goals in the second half to win the game 3-2. In the quarterfinals, the team won 1-0 thanks to Tajikistan’s own goal.
Korea has one more win to go to the finals. If Korea defeats Jordan, it will be the first time in nine years since the 2015 Asian Cup. Although Korea did not even have a single match in the first showdown at this year’s event, someone will smile at the tournament. Attention is focusing on whether Klinsmann will be able to smile at the match against Jordan.