Watch.. Jordan reaches Asian Cup final for the first time after defeating South Korea


Jordan reached the Asian Football Cup final for the first time in its history after a 2-0 win over South Korea in the semi-finals at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday.

Yazan Al-Naimat scored the first goal in the 53rd minute after a pass from Musa Al-Tamari, who scored the second goal about 13 minutes later.

Jordan took control of the match from the start, but South Korean goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo repeatedly saved his net from Jordan's threats in the first half, the most dangerous of which was from close range after skillfully dodging the Korean defence. It was Al-Naimat's shot.

Captain Son Heung-min thought he had scored a goal for South Korea after about 19 minutes of play, but it was not counted as offside, before the video assistant referee awarded it to the visiting team from East Asia. The “incorrect” penalty kick was cancelled.

Striker Al-Naimat gave coach Hussein Amouta's side the lead by firing a shot past goalkeeper Hyun-woo after the Montpellier striker recovered the ball in the middle of the South Korean field.

Al-Tamari increased the score with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area after a wonderful individual effort in which he beat the South Korean defenders from the middle of the field.

Jordan, whose best achievement was reaching the quarter-finals in its first participation in 2004 and repeated it in 2011, awaits the winner of the match between defending champions and tournament hosts Qatar and Iran in the final on February 10.

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