With a stunning curling goal, Mousa Tamari stunned South Korea, the two-time champions, and gave Jordan to their first Asian Cup final

With a deft dink to open the second half, Yazan Al-Naimat gave Jordan the lead, which Tamari doubled with a fantastic solo effort.

Prior to the competition this year, Jordan had never advanced past the quarterfinals.
In the final on Saturday, they will play Iran or the hosts, Qatar.

South Korea’s defense found it difficult to contain a high-pressing Jordan team in the first half, especially with Kim Min-jae of Bayern Munich missing due to suspension.

Son Heung-min beat Yazeed Abulaila with a deft chip, but the Tottenham forward misjudged his move into the box, and the goal was promptly disallowed for offside.

Mousa Tamari gave Jordan to their first Asian Cup Final

As South Korea gained momentum in the match, Yazan Al-Arab was given a penalty kick in the 29th minute after it became apparent that he had knocked down Seol Young-woo nearby.

The ruling was reversed, though, when the video assistant referee stepped in to demonstrate that Seol was the one who had committed the foul.

Early in the second half, Jurgen Klinsmann’s team was destroyed when Tamari latched onto a careless pass from Kim Young-gwon and found Al-Naimat, who coolly dinked it over South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo.

Thirteen minutes later, Tamari extended the advantage for the Jordanians after cutting in from the right and dribbling past numerous South Korea players before curling a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.

South Korea, who last won the Asian Cup in 1960, had advanced to the round of four thanks to goals scored in stoppage time, but this time at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, they were unable to produce a winning goal in the last seconds.

The loss will draw focus on manager Klinsmann, who was chosen a year ago but is disliked by certain Korean supporters.

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