To ensure Spurs’ comeback, Son’s South Korea was eliminated from the Asian Cup.
Jordan defeated South Korea 2-0 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Asian Cup, where they are now one win away from their first title.
They have never advanced past the competition’s last four, and after pulling off yet another massive upset in Al-Rayyan, they will now play either Iran or the hosts Qatar in Saturday’s championship game.
Heung-min After 19 minutes, Son had the ball in the net, but the flag was raised because he had rushed in behind the Jordanian defense at the wrong moment.
Before Lee Jae-sung’s header struck the post, VAR correctly overruled the decision to award the Taegeuk Warriors a penalty in the first half.
However, Jordan overtook the two countries’ 64-place difference in the FIFA world ranking once more, exactly as they did in their 2-2 group stage draw.
Before the half, Hussein Ammouta’s team had a chance when Jo Hyeon-woo made two saves to stop Yazan Al-Naimat after a swift breakaway.
Although South Korea went into the second half confidently, they were down when Park Yong-woo’s careless ball in his own half allowed the deadly combination of Musa Al-Taamari and Al-Naimat to score. Jordan took the lead after Montpellier’s Al-Taamari, a forward, passed his teammate into the area for a composed dinked finish.
Korea had a goal gaping in Cho Gue-sung’s direction before Jordan extended their lead. Al-Taamari was the creator and executor once more. He helped obtain control before launching himself forward on the counterattack, eluding Hwang In-beom and putting his best shot 20 yards from the bottom corner.
By the time of the upcoming Asian Cup finals in Saudi Arabia, Jurgen Klinsmann’s South Korea would have been without a second Asian Cup title for an unprecedented 67 years.
Though the team hopes to have captain Son back in the lineup for Saturday’s trip to Brighton, Tottenham supporters will be pleased to see him miss the championship game.