Korea and Jordan advanced to the semi-finals of the Asian Football Championship

Korea and Jordan advanced to the semi-finals of the Asian Football Championship
Korea and Jordan advanced to the semi-finals of the Asian Football Championship
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The Koreans were losing to Australia from the 42nd minute after Goodwin’s goal and, like in the round of 16, they were on the verge of elimination. Against Saudi Arabia, they equalized in the ninth minute of regulation and subsequently advanced after a penalty shootout, today Hwang Hi-chan scored a goal to make it 1:1 in the sixth minute of regulation from a penalty kick.

Another player from the Premier League, Son Hung-min, followed up the Wolverhampton striker’s strike in the 104th minute, the Tottenham star completed the conversion with a precise shot from a free kick. Soon O’Neill was sent off and Korea defended their lead in the power play. In her 14th appearance, she reached the semifinals for the 11th time and can still hope for her first championship triumph in 64 years.

Chanonov’s own goal in the 66th minute moved Jordan into the championship’s top four teams. In the round of 16, the same player scored Tajikistan’s only goal in a 1:1 draw against the United Arab Emirates. The newcomer of the tournament subsequently won the penalty shootout, he did not fight for further advancement today.

Asian Football Championship in Qatar – Quarter Finals:
Jordan – Tajikistan 1:0 (0:0)
Goal: 66th owned by Chanonov.
Australia – Korea 1:2 after extra time (1:1, 1:0)
Goals: 42. Goodwin – 90.+6 Hwang Hi-chan from pen., 104. Son Hung-min. CK: 105.+4 O’Neill (Australia).

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Tags: Korea Jordan advanced semifinals Asian Football Championship

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