All semifinal matches at the Asian Cup have been completed. Klinsmann will also go on to the semifinal stage and continue his challenge to win the title. At the same time, three Middle Eastern teams also joined.
“Middle East powerhouse” Iran came from behind to beat Japan 2-1 in a showdown between the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Qatar Asian Cup at the Education Stadium in Doha, Qatar, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Iran advanced to the semifinals and continued its challenge to win the title. The last team to confirm its advance to the semifinals was Qatar, the host country. Qatar beat Uzbekistan 3-2 in the penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw at 120 minutes overtime.
As a result, all semifinal matches at the Qatar 라바카지노주소 Asian Cup have been decided. South Korea and the three Middle Eastern teams, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will face off. South Korea, Jordan, Iran and Qatar advanced to the semifinals. South Korea will face Jordan at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at 0 a.m. on the 7th. The match between Iran and Qatar will be held at Altumama Stadium at 0 a.m. on the 8th.
Korea advanced to the semifinals by writing “Miracle Drama.” Korea was on the verge of defeat in the match against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 and the match against Australia in the quarterfinals, but escaped elimination as the team scored a golden equalizer just before the end. In the round of 16, Cho Kyu-sung (Mit Whelan), a “handsome hero,” scored an equalizer in the header at the 54th minute of the second half. Thanks to this, Korea won the penalty shootout and advanced to the semifinals. Against Australia, “captain” Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) scored a penalty kick in the extra time of the second half, and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who played as a kicker, calmly succeeded. In the extra period, Son scored a fantastic free kick goal.
South Korea will challenge to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years through this tournament. It has been a long time since it has established itself as an Asian powerhouse, but it has not been especially related to the Asian Cup. The last time was in 1960 was to win the tournament. I am determined to regain my pride in this tournament.
Jordan, the opponent team in the semifinals, already had a match in Group E. At the time, the match was tied 2-2. Son Heung-min’s penalty kick goal led the team, but later gave up consecutive goals, putting the team on the verge of defeat. Fortunately, Jordanian center back Al Arab scored an own goal in the extra time of the second half to secure one point. Musa Altamari (Montpellier), who plays in the French league along with Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), is considered a key player. Korea cannot play in the match against Jordan in the semifinals due to “monster” Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) being given accumulated punishment for his warnings. It is important to overcome this.
Iran also had three Asian Cup titles in total, but its last one was in 1976. Sadar Azmoun (AS Roma) and Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto) are fiercely attacking. Watchers say the team is armed with good physicality and has speed and skills as well as many players playing in Europe. After winning all three of its group matches, the team beat Syria in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, it also defeated Japan, which is considered the biggest winner of this year’s event.
Defending champion and host Qatar will also reach the semifinals and try to reach the top once again.
Among the four teams that advanced to the semifinals, Korea has the highest probability of winning. According to Odds Checker, which specializes in betting, eight European betting companies unveiled the dividend rate for the Asian Cup semifinal team’s probability of winning as of the 4th. Korea recorded the lowest 4/5~10/11, etc. The lower the dividend rate, the less money you receive, but the higher the probability of getting it right. It was followed by Iran, Qatar, and Jordan.
“Now, there are only four teams left in the tournament, and we are fighting for a single championship cup. There is no need for any excuse or pain. I will only play with one goal,” captain Son Heung-min said.