Saudi Arabia's path to Asian Cup quarter-finals cut short after penalty shootout loss

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Published: 2024-01-30 22:06

Last Updated: 2024-02-25 01:44


Saudi Arabia's path to Asian Cup quarter-finals cut short after penalty shootout loss
Saudi Arabia's path to Asian Cup quarter-finals cut short after penalty shootout loss

The South Korean national team secured a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Asian Cup, triumphing over their opponent Saudi Arabia in a 4-2 penalty shootout at Qatar's Education City Stadium.

The regular and extra time concluded in a 1-1 draw, with Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Redeef scoring in the 46th minute and South Korea's Cho Kyu-seong responding in the 99th minute.

In the initial stage, the Saudi national team led Group Six, accumulating 7 points with wins over Oman (2-1) and Kyrgyzstan (2-0) and a draw against Thailand (0-0).

On the other side, the Korean team secured the second spot in Group E with 5 points, winning against Bahrain (3-1) and drawing with Jordan (2-2) and Malaysia (3-3).

The South Korean team is set to face the Australian national team in the upcoming quarter-finals, who secured their spot by defeating Indonesia 4-0.