Klinsmann wins on penalties against Saudi Arabia Advance to Asian Cup quarterfinals
‘I thought it would be a flowery road just beyond Saudi Arabia….’
In front of Lake Klinsmann, mountains spread beyond the mountains.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, defeated Saudi Arabia in a penalty shootout on the 31st (Korean time) and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup.
The match against Saudi Arabia, which advanced to the round of 16 by finishing first in Group F (2 wins, 1 draw) with salty football that allowed only one goal in the group stage under the direction of ‘master’ coach Roberto Mancini, was the first difficult time for Klinsmann. 카지노사이트
It seemed like the road would be relatively easy once we crossed Saudi Arabia.
Australia, which advanced to the quarterfinals, showed poor performance in the group stage.
They played a frustrating game against India, the weakest team in the group, and did not have a clear advantage over Syria and Uzbekistan.
If Korea overcomes Australia, it will meet the winner of the Tajikistan-Jordan game in the semifinals.
Tajikistan is a team that is making a sensation by advancing to the Asian Cup for the first time.
Jordan advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Iraq, which had won a surprise victory over Japan, the top contender for the title, in the group stage with a 3-2 victory in the round of 16.
Son Heung-min catches the pass
The 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup Round of 16 match between Korea and Saudi Arabia held at Al Rayyan Education City Stadium in Qatar on the 30th (local time).Son Heung-min is receiving a long pass directed at him.
Although no team is easy, it is true that the Korean side’s bracket looks easier than the opposing bracket.
On the other side are Japan, the host country Qatar, and Iran, who showed the most perfect performance in the group stage.
This is why some say it is fortunate that Klinsmann came in second place in the group.If he had finished first, he would have had to face the likes of Japan, Qatar and Iran before the finals.
However, as the Klinsmann failed to secure a victory against Saudi Arabia within 90 minutes, the ‘relative advantage’ in the match-up appears to have been greatly diluted.
This is because, ahead of the quarterfinals, Korea was given two days less rest time than Australia and had to compete in a penalty shoot-out, making its physical strength issues even more noticeable.
Australia played the round of 16 against Indonesia (Australia won 4-0) at 2:30 pm on the 28th local time.
The quarterfinals against Korea will be held on the 2nd of next month at 6:30 pm local time. 카지노사이트존