South Korea beats Australia and faces Jordan in Asian Cup semi-finals


Son Heung-min-led South Korea came from a goal down to win 2-1 over Australia and qualify for the semi-finals of the Asian Football Cup held in Qatar today, Friday.

Australia were minutes away from securing victory and qualifying for the semi-finals after Craig Goodwin took the lead with a direct shot after the ball was cut away from South Korean players at the end of the first half after the video was canceled by the assistant referee. Was. A Korean goal due to offside.

But similar to what happened against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16, South Korea equalized in second-half stoppage time, this time from a penalty kick scored by a Tottenham Hotspur player and scored by Hwang Hee-chan in extra time. With the goal gone.

Near the end of the first extra half, Son scored the winning goal from a free kick on the edge of the penalty area, costing the Australian team several dangerous chances in the second half.

Matters were complicated for the Australians when Eden O'Neill was sent off in stoppage time of the first extra half after a violent tackle on Hwang Hee-chan. The South Korean national team was unable to take advantage of its opportunities in the second overtime period and had to concede two goals.

Thus, South Korea set a date with the Jordan national team, which qualified for the semi-finals for the first time in its history after a 1-0 victory over Tajikistan today, Friday.

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