x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Saudi Arabia out of Asian Cup after loss to Jordan

Saudi Arabia, the three-time champions, made a humiliating exit while ten-man Japan beat Syria 2-1 to stay unbeaten.

Saudi Arabia, in green, lost despite dominating the first half. Kin Cheung / AP Photo
Saudi Arabia, in green, lost despite dominating the first half. Kin Cheung / AP Photo

 

Jordan 1 // Saudi Arabia 0

Jordan Baha' Abdelrahman 42'

 

Saudi Arabia, the three-time champions, made a humiliating exit from the Asian Cup yesterday after losing 1-0 to Jordan in their second Group B game. Despite dominating the first half, Saudi Arabia went behind in the 42nd minute when Waleed Abdullah, their goalkeeper, allowed Baha' Abdelrahman's cross from the left to float over his head and into the corner of the net. Their last group game is against Japan on Monday.

 

Syria 1 Japan 2

Syria Al Khatib (pen) 76' Japan Hasebe 35', Honda (p) 82'

 

Red cards Kawashima (Japan) '72, Sabag (Syria) '90+5

Ten-man Japan beat Syria 2-1 to stay unbeaten in the Asian Cup yesterday and move to the top of Group B on goals scored. Midfielder Keisuke Honda scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute after a foul on striker Shinji Okazaki. Syria also finished the game with 10 men after Sabag was sent off late on.

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