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Australia wins the 2015 tournament after defeating Korea in the final

The national soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) defeated Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 of the ‘2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup’ and advanced to the quarterfinals thanks to the performances of striker Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland) and goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan HD). did. The opponent in the quarterfinals is Australia.

In the round of 16 against Saudi Arabia held at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 31st (Korean time), Korea tied 1-1 in overtime and then won 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

The two Cho players led the victory.

Cho Gyu-seong, who had performed poorly in the three group stage games and failed to score a goal, scored an equalizer at the end of the second half when defeat was in sight. He came on as a substitute in the 19th minute of the second half when the team was down 0-1, and in the 9th minute of added time in the second half right before the end, he headed back a cross from Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) and hit the net.

After the game, Cho Gyu-seong said, “It feels good to win, but I was able to take advantage of more opportunities. “It was a game that didn’t have to go to a penalty shoot-out, but there are some regrets,” he said. “(At the moment of the equalizer) To be honest, I think the disappointment was bigger than the good. I didn’t like it very much. “I thought, ‘Now we’ve scored a goal,’” he said.

Goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo made two saves in the penalty shootout.

While both Korea and Saudi Arabia succeeded in their second kicker, Saudi’s third kicker Sami Al-Nazi aimed for the left side of the goal, but Cho Hyun-woo blocked it. Jo Hyun-woo’s save didn’t stop there. He once again saved Saudi Arabia’s fourth kicker, Gharib’s shot.

After the game, Cho Hyun-woo said, “I am happy that I won with a good result because I had faith in the team as the coach said,” and added, “I was confident that I could stop it in a penalty shootout, so I think it was a result we should win.”

The opponent they will meet in the quarterfinals is the powerful Australia. Korea will clash with Australia at 0:30 am on the 3rd of next month at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.

Australia advanced to the round of 16 with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1st place in Group B. Australia advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Indonesia, led by coach Shin Tae-yong, 4-0 in the round of 16.

Australia is a powerhouse and is considered a contender for the championship along with Korea, Japan, and Iran. Although they belong to the Asian Football Confederation, they are characterized by having virtually the same physique requirements as those in Europe.

In terms of historical opponent record, Korea is slightly behind with 8 wins, 11 draws, and 9 losses out of 28 matches. Even in the 2010s, the team is tight with 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses.

There is a bad relationship with Australia in the Asian Cup. Australia won the championship for the first time at the 2015 Asian Cup held in their country, defeating Korea in the final. At that time, Korea beat Australia 1-0 in the group stage, but in the final, they lost 1-2 in overtime and had to be satisfied with second place.

Attention is being paid to whether Korea, which is aiming to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years since 1960, can advance to the championship by defeating Saudi Arabia and Australia. 섯다

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