Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Ahmed al-Qasar swallowed his disappointment in the defeat against Korea.
South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, is playing overtime at Education City Stadium from 1 a.m. on the 31st (Korea time) with a 1-1 tie against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 at the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup. South Korea was on the verge of defeat after losing a point to Saudi Arabian striker Abdullah Radif 37 seconds into the second half, but Cho Kyu-sung scored a golden goal to save the team in the 45+8th minute of the second half, leading the match to extra time. In the penalty shootout that followed, South Korea won 4-2 and managed to secure a ticket to the quarterfinals 헤라카지노주소.
The opponent who drew keen attention from South Korean fans in the match was goalkeeper Ahmed al-Qasar, who defended Saudi Arabia’s goal. Al-Qasar struggled by throwing his whole body to block South Korea’s onslaught, including Lee Kang-in’s left foot shot that received a cutback from Hwang Hee-chan in the 10th minute of the second half of extra time. If Saudi Arabia had more luck in the penalty shootout and won, it might have received the best spotlight of the game.
According to the Middle East media outlet Kura, Al-Qasar swallowed his regret through a pitch-flash interview right after the match against Korea. Al-Qasar said, “Thank God. In any case, we will go back to the arms of the Saudi Arabian people,” before adding, “We were close to the quarterfinals, but we were physically exhausted in the last few minutes. This is why I gave up the run,” and he regretted that he gave up the run to Cho Kyu-sung right before the end of the second half.
Meanwhile, Korea will beat Saudi Arabia with the victory and face off against the Australian national soccer team in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The match will be kick-off at the Al-Zanub Stadium at 0:30 p.m. on the 3rd.