March 3, 2024

Jordan are one sport away from winning the Asian Cup for the first time after dumping South Korea out at the semi-final stage with a 2-0 win on Tuesday.

Having by no means reached the final four of the opposition before, they will now face Iran or hosts Qatar in Saturday’s remaining after causing another massive upset in Al-Rayyan.

Heung-min Son had the ball in the net after 19 minutes but the flag went up after he had mistimed his run in in the back of the Jordan defenders.

VAR rightly overturned a selection to award the Taegeuk Warriors a first-half penalty before Lee Jae-sung hit the put up with a header.

But Jordan once again rose above the 64-placed hole between the two teams in their FIFA world ranking, simply as they had in a 2-2 draw between these aspects in the team stage.

Hussein Ammouta’s side went close earlier than the wreck when Jo Hyeon-woo produced a double shop to deny Yazan Al-Naimat in a quick breakaway.

South Korea approached the 2d 1/2 with confidence but determined themselves a aim down when Park Yong-woo’s sloppy skip in his very own half sent the unsafe duo of Musa Al-Taamari and Al-Naimat clear. Montpellier forward Al-Taamari performed his teammate into the field for a calm dinked finish to put Jordan ahead.

Cho Gue-sung headed over with the goal gaping for Korea before Jordan doubled their lead. Once again, Al-Taamari was the creator and this time the executor as he helped win possession before marauding ahead on the counter, skipping around Hwang In-beom and burying his effort into the backside corner from 20 yards.

The last whistle condemned Jurgen Klinsmann’s South Korea to an extended wait for a second Asian Cup crown, which will tick to 67 years via the time of the subsequent finals in Saudi Arabia.

Tottenham fans will be completely satisfied to see captain Son take a seat out the last however, with the membership hoping he can be returned in the squad for Saturday’s go to of Brighton.

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