South Korea beats Iraq to reach Asian Cup final

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AFC Asian Cup 2015 : South Korea Iraq
Asian Cup 2015 : South Korea 2-0 Iraq 26/01/2015

SYDNEY, Jan. 26, 2015 (AMP) — Australia 2015 : South Korea reached the AFC Asian Cup final for the fourth time in their history with a 2-0 win against Iraq (halftime: 1-0) on Monday night at the Stadium Australia in Sydney.

South Korea dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by Lee Jung-hyup in the 20th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Koreans further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Young-gwon in the 50th minute.

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Overview

South Korea at the Asian Cup

  • 2 titles (1956, 1960)
  • 13 appearances (first in 1956)
  • 16 participations in the qualifications (first in 1956)
  • Statistics: Champions (1956, 1960) Runners-up (1972, 1980, 1988) Third Place (1964, 2000, 2007, 2011)

Iraq at the Asian Cup

  • 1 title (2007)
  • 8 appearances (first in 1972)
  • 8 participations in the qualifications (first in 1972)
  • Statistics: Champions (2007) Fourth Place (1976)
2015 Asian Cup Poster
South Korea
2:0
Iraq
2:0 (1:0)
  • 26 January 2015
  • 20:00
  • Sydney

Asian Cup History

AFC Asian Cup History

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