Asian Cup: Jürgen Klinsmann fails with South Korea to Jordan

asian cup jurgen klinsmann fails with south korea to jordan

Last Update: 06.02.2024 23: 20

Jürgen Klinsmann missed the final of the Asian Cup with the South Korean national football team. The Team of the former national coach lost on Tuesday (06.02.2024) the semi-final against Jordan in Doha with 0:2 (0:0) and must continue to wait for the first Triumph at the Asian Championships since 1960.

The surprise team from Jordan, on the other hand, has the chance to win the title for the first time on Saturday. Against the clearly superior South Koreans on paper, Yazan Al-Naimat (53. Minute) and Musa Suleimani (66.) im Ahmed bin Ali Stage from Al-Rayyan to the historic final. Already in the group stage, the Jordanians had given the Klinsmann team a leg with a 2:2, now they went one step further. The second finalist will be determined on Wednesday by hosts and defending champions Qatar and Iran.

Without Bayern’s Kim without a Chance

For the South Koreans, the wait continues. Klinsmann and his team in Qatar had aimed for the first title win since 1960. After the disappointing preliminary round, the South Koreans had been heavily criticized, in the knockout phase they then narrowly saved themselves twice into the next round. Jordan is over.

Without Bayern Munich’s yellow-barred defensive boss Min-jae Kim, South Korea had their hands full against brave Jordanians. In a fast-paced game, however, the Klinsmann team itself initially had the greatest chance to lead, the Mainz Jae-Sung Lee (32.) but only hit the post on his header. In the second half, Jordan then turned up and passionately defended their lead until the end.

Klinsmann’s future is open

Klinsmann, who was much criticized in South Korea, did not want to think about resigning shortly after the match. “I don’t intend to do anything“said the 59-year-old. “I plan to analyze this tournament and talk to the Korean Federation about what was good and what was not so good. There is still a lot of work ahead.” He said “disappointed“and “angry“, said Klinsmann. “We had the big goal to get to the final.”

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