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Football: Soccer-South Korea and Jordan expect to ‘suffer’ in Asian Cup semi-final

DOHA (Reuters) – South Korea and Jordan are both prepared for their Asian Cup semi-final to go the distance if required with extra time and penalties, the two teams’ coaches said on Monday after they played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the group stage.

Although Hussein Ammouta’s Jordan reached the semi-finals with wins over Iraq and debutants Tajikistan in normal time, South Korea have had a bruising journey to the last four against Asian heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Australia.

Juergen Klinsmann’s side needed a penalty shootout to beat Saudi Arabia before forcing extra time against Australia in the quarter-finals, playing 120 minutes on both occasions compared to a well-rested Jordan.

“The willingness to suffer, to go to the end if it’s needed – 120 minutes, penalty shootout – we are prepared for…

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