South Korea unties the knot and ousts Saudi Arabia from the Asian Cup

The South Korean national team achieved its first historic victory over the Saudi national team in the Asian Cup (4-2) on penalties, and ousted Al-Akhdar from the round of 16 of the competition held in Qatar.

The Saudi team took the lead through Abdullah Redeef in the 46th minute, and things were going for Roberto Mancini’s team to achieve victory and advance to the quarter-finals.

But in the last minute, Joey Sung Cho succeeded in scoring the equalizer for the South Korean team, and extra time was required.

Extra time also ended in a draw, and a penalty shootout was called for, in which South Korea won 4-2 after Sami Al-Naji and Abdul Rahman Gharib missed two kicks.

The Korean “Samson” will be waiting for another difficult confrontation in the round of 16, when it will meet with the Australian national team after the Kangaroos beat the Indonesian national team by four.

The Korean victory over Saudi Arabia is the first in the Asian Cup, after 4 previous confrontations, of which Al-Akhdar won 2 and tied in 2 others.

Thanks to this victory, coach Roberto Mancini may be ousted from leading the Saudi national team, especially after the many crises that the Italian created before the competition and the disappointing performance during the tournament.

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