ASIAN CUP: Jordan stun S Korea to reach final


Jordan overpowered Son Heung-min’s South Korea 2-0 on Tuesday to reach their first Asian Cup final and a showdown with Iran or hosts and holders Qatar.

Playing in the semi-finals for the first time and ranked 64 places lower, Jordan fully deserved their victory over Jurgen Klinsmann’s shell-shocked side.


South Korea’s talisman Son endured a frustrating night and his country’s wait for a first Asian Cup since 1960 goes on.

Jordan had more of the chances and deservedly went ahead soon after the break, Yazan Al-Naimat scoring his third goal of the tournament after South Korea gave the ball away cheaply.