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AFC Asian Cup: South Korea Advances to Quarterfinals, Defeating KSA

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 30 January 2024
AFC Asian Cup: South Korea Advances to Quarterfinals, Defeating KSA

South Korea secured a spot in the Asian Cup quarter-finals, prevailing 4-2 in a penalty shootout against Saudi Arabia.

Initially trailing to Abdullah Radif's goal early in the second half, South Korea faced elimination. However, Cho Gue-sung dramatically equalized in injury time's ninth minute, forcing the match into a penalty shootout.

The decisive moment came when Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan scored the winning penalty after two Saudi players had faltered in their attempts.

This victory propels Jurgen Klinsmann's team to face Australia in the quarter-finals in Qatar on February 2nd.

Notably, South Korea is pursuing their first Asian Cup victory in 64 years, adding an extra layer of significance to their journey in the tournament. The resilience displayed in the comeback and the success in the penalty shootout highlight the team's determination and ability to overcome challenges, setting the stage for an intriguing clash with Australia in the next stage of the competition.

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