23 Jan '11, 12am

S.Korea beats Iran 1-0 to reach Asian Cup semis

S.Korea beats Iran 1-0 to reach Asian Cup semis

South Korea's Yoon Bit-ga-ram celebrates his goal during extra-time of their 2011 Asian Cup quarter-final soccer match against Iran on Saturday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS DOHA - SUBSTITUTE midfielder Yoon Bit-garam drilled a left-foot shot from the edge of the penalty box in extra time on Saturday to send South Korea into the semifinals of the Asian Cup with a 1-0 victory over perennial rival Iran. Yoon found the lower right corner of the net during injury time of the first added period after South Korea had largely dominated Saturday's match. His team will now play Japan in Tuesday's semifinals. South Korea and Iran have met five consecutive times in Asian Cup quarterfinals, with South Korea winning three of those matches. Four years ago, it beat Iran on penalties. After winning the first two editions of the continental tournament, South Korea was runner-up three times and finish...

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