Korean Soccer Suffers a Shock Loss of 0-2 to Jordan

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Korean Soccer Suffers a Shock Loss of 0-2 to Jordan... The First Asian Cup Win in 64 Years is in Vain

Zero' effective shots followed by a 'warm' due to a series of defensive mistakes...

The challenge to win the title ended in vain after losing to Jordan for the first time ever ... 10 goals conceded in 6 games, poor defensive organization

Klinsmann's challenge to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years ended with a shock loss to Jordan.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, lost 0-2 to Jordan in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup held at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 7th (Korean time). E스포츠

Although Korea claims to be the ‘strongest team in Asia,’ it has never lifted the Asian Cup trophy since winning two consecutive championships in the first tournament in 1956 and the second tournament in 1960.

This time, European big leaguers such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), and Kim Min-jae (Munich) joined the offense and defense, and were evaluated as having the strongest power of all time, so expectations for victory were higher than ever, but the challenge for the first championship in 64 years ultimately failed. It ended with

Korea showed problems with its defensive organization, conceding as many as 10 goals in 6 games in this tournament.

Korea gave up a total of 4 goals in the 2015 Australia tournament, where it finished runner-up, and the 2019 United Arab Emirates (UAE) tournament, where it reached the quarterfinals, but conceded more than twice that number in this tournament.

Klinsmann's undefeated streak, which had continued since the friendly match against Wales in September last year, ended in 12 games (8 wins, 4 draws).

Korea (23rd) is 64 places higher than Jordan (87th) in the FIFA rankings.

In addition, their record against Jordan was 3 wins and 3 draws, but they suffered their first loss on this day.

Korea came from behind in the second game of Group E against Jordan, and managed to draw 2-2 thanks to an own goal.

However, on this day, they were unable to use the previous defeat as a 'teacher to change' and were completely defeated.

It is especially painful that both goals were conceded due to mistakes made by Korean players.

Jordan, who has become the biggest sensation in this tournament, will play the final match at midnight on the 11th against the winner of the Iran-Qatar match held the next day.

As Korea, the only surviving team in East Asia, was eliminated, the competition to win this tournament was condensed into a showdown between teams from the Middle East.

Klinsmann operated a triangular formation with Son Heung-min at the forefront and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) and Lee Kang-in taking charge of left and right attacks.

Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), and Park Yong-woo (Al Ain) formed the midfield.

Instead of Kim Min-jae (Munich), who was unable to play due to accumulated warnings, Kim Young-kwon and Jeong Seung-hyun (Ulsan) took over as central defenders.

Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) and Kim Tae-hwan (Jeonbuk) were responsible for the left and right side defenses, and the goalkeeper gloves were worn by Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan).

Korea was behind Jordan in the number of shots fired, 7 to 17.

In particular, not a single effective shot was attempted (Jordan had 7).

In the 18th minute of the first half, Korea's Noura Alawabdeh attempted a shot during a counterattack, and in the 42nd minute, Yazan Al-Naimat, who had good footwork, beat the defense and entered the front of the goal area and hit a left-footed shot, all thanks to Cho Hyun-woo's save.

The only time Korea came close to scoring was when Lee Jae-sung's header hit the right post following Hwang In-beom's cross in the 32nd minute of the first half.

Previously, in the 29th minute of the first half, it appeared that Seol Young-woo had been awarded a penalty kick due to a foul by Yazan Al-Arab, but the referee concluded after a video review (VAR) that it was not a foul by Al-Arab.

On the broadcast screen, it appeared that Seol Young-woo had stepped on Al-Arab's toes.

In the end, the first goal was Jordan's.

Jordan's ace Musa Al-Tamari and Al-Naimat, who showed the most threatening movement, scored the first goal together.

In the 8th minute of the second half, Altamari, who stole Park Yong-woo's inaccurate back pass, stabbed an infiltration pass, and Alnaimat hit the net with a right-footed chip shot past Cho Hyun-woo.

Jordan, who gained even more momentum with the first goal, continued to attack the Korean camp and even scored an additional goal in the 21st minute of the second half.

This time, Korea made a mistake and gave up the excuse for conceding a goal.

Near the center circle, Hwang In-beom lost possession of the ball, and Altamari intercepted it, dribbled alone for about 50 meters, and hit the net with a left-footed shot. 카지노

In the 43rd minute of the second half, Korea thought that Cho Gyu-sung (Midtjylland), who broke through the goal line, would get a penalty kick when he tripped over Bara Mari's foot, but the referee instead declared Cho Gyu-sung's simulation foul and gave him a yellow card.