Jordan managed to defeat a passionate South Korean team and Nashama confirmed their place in the final of the AFC Asian Cup in Doha.
Although unknown before the tournament, Jordan defeated Jurgen Klinsmann’s team and attacked South Korea. Jordanian midfielder Yazan Al Naimat scored his third goal of the tournament in the 53rd minute, taking the ball carefully over Jo’s goal to break the deadlock.
Things got complicated for the Koreans when Mousa Al Tamari doubled Jordan’s lead by cutting the ball to Jo. The match took place in front of a mostly Jordanian crowd of 43,000 at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, site of the 2022 World Cup.
The excited fans screamed, whistled and distracted the Korean players every time they touched the ball, being the 12th player in Jordan’s national team. The South Korean team will wait for another chance to win the Asian Cup and the drought of 1960 will continue. After Tuesday’s historicvictory, Jordan will await the outcome of the second half between Qatar and Iran, scheduled for Wednesday.The finals will take place on February 10 in Doha.
King Abdullah took to social media X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday to congratulate the national football team (The Nashama) and the Jordanians for their qualification for the Asian Cup. “Nashama, you’ve got it. You’ve made us proud! Congratulations to you and all the Jordanians for reaching the Asian finals. Jordan’s flag always flies for the spirit and determination of its people. May God bless Nashama,” the King wrote on Twitter in Arabic. The Queen also congratulated the national team and said, “Inshallah, you won the cup. You have made us proud.
On his Instagram account, the crown prince thanked the Nashamas for their historic service. “You made history and got credit.”