Jordan defeated South Korea to advance to the finals for the first time in its history

The Jordanian national team qualified for the Asian Cup final on Tuesday after beating South Korea 2-0. This is the first time in the history that the “Nashama” team has reached the finals. The Jordanian team deserved to win as it was the best and most dangerous ninety minutes and the two goalscorers, Yazan Al-Naimad and Musa Al-Tamari, stood out in its ranks.

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On Tuesday, the Jordanian national team scored two goals against South Korea in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup and booked their ticket to the finals. This is Jordan's first time in the finals.

Yazan Al-Naimad (53) and Musa Al-Damari (66) scored two goals. Al-Nashama are without defender Salem Al-Ajalin and striker Ali Alwan as cautions pile up, while midfielder Nisar Al-Rashtan, who missed the last-16 match against Tajikistan, returns to the starting line-up. On the other hand, South Korean and Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae is also absent due to a stack of cards.

The Jordanian team deserved to win as it was the best and most dangerous ninety minutes, and the scorers of the two goals shone with the speed of their movements and creativity in their dribbles, and Al-Damari was named man of the match. Competition.

“Play it, Jordan.”

To the sound of “Play, Jordan” and “Oh Jordan, we're from every city” chants from the Jordanian crowd, Al-Nashama started the match with a lot of confidence as his players exchanged the ball with ease and forced the Korean team into submission. Back off. Nisar Al-Rashdan's first shot was missed by the Korean goalkeeper (4).

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The Jordanian team spent most of their time on the right flank to build their attacks, where Montpellier's French winger Moussa Al-Damari was stationed, and he repeatedly troubled the Korean defense with his dribbling and superior technique.

Especially after an individual effort by Al-Damari, the ball reached Noor Al-Rawbata, who was lurking on the outskirts of the area, who shot it powerfully, but the Korean goalkeeper blocked it (17).

Amid Jordanian attacks, Hyo-min Son managed to score a goal, but the referee disallowed it for offside (19). The ball reached Lee Kang Lee inside the area, who fired it high (24).

Qatari Al-Ahly striker Yasan Al-Naimad dribbled past more than one Korean defender and fired a powerful ball with his left hand, which the Jordanian player could not keep out of the net without being caught by the Korean goalkeeper (25). Jordan's missed opportunities continued.

Al-Naimad opens the register

The first half ended with Jordanian dominance as Al-Nashama shot 12 times on goal, including four between the boards, compared to South Korea's 4.

Al-Tamari snatched a weak back ball from Jay-Chung, walked with it and passed it perfectly to Al-Naimat, who lobbed a shot past the advancing goalkeeper, Jordan (53) to open the scoring. Al-Naimad increased his score to 3 goals in the current match.

Substitute striker Cho Kuo-sung missed an easy chance when he was unmarked, then hit a header off the crossbar (58). After a new brilliant individual effort, Al-Damari succeeded in strengthening his team's lead when he walked the ball about 20 meters, and when he reached the outskirts of the area, the Korean goalkeeper could not. Stop (66). The goal was Al-Damari's third in the current edition. The Jordanian team succeeded in taking the match to safety with their brave defensive play.

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In the final scheduled for Saturday at the Lusail Stadium, Jordan will meet the winner of the second match of the round, which is scheduled for Wednesday at the defending champions Qatar, host nation Iran and Al Thumama Stadium. The two teams met in the group stage and the match ended in a draw with Al-Nashama leading 2-1.

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