“Middle East Bimner” is not going anywhere. “Jordan Foul Fierce” is feared to injure Taegeuk Warriors

The South Korean men’s soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew 2-2 against Jordan in the second Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, at 8:30 p.m. on the 20th (Korea time).

Korea had one win and one draw (four points), maintaining its second place in Group E, which was lagging behind Jordan in goal difference. If Korea wins the final group match against Malaysia and Jordan loses to Bahrain, Korea can advance to the round of 16 as No. 1 in the group, and if both win the final match to tie the score at seven points, they will be tied in the winner’s win with a tie, so the goal difference must be determined.

Korea had a golden opportunity to score from the very early hours. After receiving Hwang In-beom’s left foot penetration pass in the fourth minute of the first half, Son Heung-min had a critical chance to score in the center of the Bahrain penalty box. Bahraini defender and captain Ehsan Haddad tackled Son and knocked him over without touching the ball.

It was a situation where a penalty kick could have been given, but the first decision was no foul. However, it was declared as a penalty kick after VAR check. Son scored the first goal in the ninth minute of the first half by linking a penalty kick with a calm right footed Panenka shot.

However, Jordan strengthened its offense after losing a point, and eventually scored Park Yong-woo’s own header from the left corner kick in the 37th minute to make the score 1-1. A sharp corner kick was directed towards the goal, and Park Yong-woo’s header, which was trying to clear it, was misplaced to split Korea’s net.

Korea’s era of hardship did not end there. Jordan’s Osman Yazan Alnaimat scored another goal in the 6th minute when he connected the ball that hit the Korean defense with a right-footed mid-range shot and slotted it into the low left corner of the goal. The Korean defense focused only on the movement of “Jordan ace” Moussa Altamari, but no one could check Alnaimat’s shot. 토토사이트 추천

Hwang In-beom, who received a pass from Son Heung-min in the first minute of extra time in the second half, fired an accurate left-footed shot for Korea, which had been constantly tapping the opponent team’s goal. The goal was tied after being hit by Jordan’s Al Arab who tried to block it. The game ended in a draw as it was judged as Al Arab’s own goal.

On this day, Jordan bullied the Taegeuk Warriors with rough fouls from the beginning. After kick-off, Jordan made a foul that hit Hwang In-beom’s left thigh with his knee. Hwang In-beom lay down for a while and complained of pain because he already had pain and had a strong impact on the taped area.

Hwang In-beom struggled with the opponent’s rough play in the 29th minute of the first half, hitting his head against the Jordanian player’s body that intentionally blocked the path when he headed the ball out of the midfield.

Son also suffered from fouls that went too far. While dribbling forward from the Korean side in the 32nd minute of the first half, Jordan made a foul by intentionally hitting Son with his hand and catching him from behind.

Middle East soccer left a bad impression on Korean soccer fans from the past. They committed fouls whenever they met, and pretended to play “bed soccer” while winning. They were Middle East countries that were considered non-manners along with China in Asian soccer.

Fortunately, none of the Korean players who were fouled by Jordan on the day were replaced due to injury. However, Jordan’s play, which had nothing to do with the ball, made the Taegeuk Warriors fear of injury and Korean fans who were watching the game worry.

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