‘Beat Korea and you win’ formula broken… Jordan’s first-ever ‘Asia Summit’ bid ends in failure

The ‘beat Korea and you win’ formula has finally been broken. Jordan, who reached the final after defeating South Korea in the semifinals, had to settle for a runner-up finish as they bowed to defending champions Qatar in their first-ever Asian title.

Jordan fell 1-3 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup final against Qatar at the Lusail Stadium in Aldayen, Qatar, on Nov. 11 (local time). The loss ended Jordan’s quest for its first-ever Asian title. 홀덤사이트 The players and fans were left with a collective sigh of disappointment and sadness.

Jordan finished third in Group E of the tournament (W1 D1 L1 D4 P4) and qualified for the knockout stage. However, they came out of the tournament with a bang, knocking out Iraq and Tajikistan in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, respectively.

Then, in the quarterfinals, Jordan made a ‘big upset’ by defeating Korea. Led by the ace Moussa Altamari (Montpellier), Jordan easily defeated South Korea. In fact, the actual record shows a huge difference in shots (shots on goal) between Jordan and South Korea: 17 (7) vs. 8 (0).

With Jordan’s victory over South Korea in the final, there was a natural interest in whether the ‘if you beat South Korea, you win’ formula would be fulfilled. Previously, the picture of beating South Korea to reach the final and win the trophy had been painted.

In 2007 and 2011, Iraq and Japan defeated South Korea in the semifinals before going on to defeat Saudi Arabia and Australia, respectively, to win the title. In 2015, Australia defeated South Korea in overtime in the final to win the title, and in 2019, Qatar toppled South Korea in the quarterfinals to win its first-ever title.

However, the “beat Korea and you win” formula was broken when Jordan fell to Qatar in the final. After conceding an early penalty kick (PK) goal to Akram Afif (Alsad), Jordan equalized through Yazan Al-Naimat (Al Ahli), but then conceded back-to-back PKs to Afif.

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