By Abdelaziz Abuhamar
January 25 – World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar will take on South Korea today in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter final at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, aiming to create some history of their own history and progress to the semi-finals for the first time.
The Koreans, who progressed to the quarter final by beating Bahrain 2-1 in round 16, have plenty of experience in this round.
The Zayed Sports City Stadium encounter will be fourth time the two national teams clash in the Asian tournament. The three previous head-to-heads were all in the group stage. Koreans won twice and Qatar once.
The first continental match between Qatar and South Korea dates back to the 1980 Asian Cup, Korean won 2-0, but Qataris responded four years later with 1-0 victory. In a 1988 Asian Cup thriller, the Koreans won 3-2.
Now they are meeting again but for the first time in the knock-out stage. Qatar’s new generation are looking to upset Korean priogress to their 5th continental semifinal.
The all-time head-to-head stats show that Qatar and South Korea have met 9 times, with the Koreans winning 5 times, Qatar twice and two matches being drawn.
Qatar in Quarter Final
3 QF goals
South Korea in Quarter Final
10 QF goals
Qatar Vs South Korea Head-to-Head
Qatar Vs South Korea Head-to-Head Matches
19/09/80 Qatar 0-2 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 1980
10/12/84 Korea Republic 0-1 Qatar AFC Asian Cup 1984
09/12/88 Qatar 2-3 Korea Republic AFC Asian Cup 1988
12/10/89 Korea Republic 0-0 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifier
14/11/08 Qatar 1-1 Korea Republic International Friendly
08/06/12 Qatar 1-4 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup qualifier
26/03/13 Korea Republic 2-1 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifier
06/10/16 Korea Republic 3-2 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifier
13/06/17 Qatar 3-2 Korea Republic FIFA World Cup qualifier
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