Korea finish 2nd in Group E after draw vs. Malaysia

South Korea's Son Heung-min competes for the ball against Malaysia's Shahrul Saad at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, south of Doha, Jan. 25. Reuters-Yonhap

South Korea finished as the runner-up in Group E of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup after getting held by the pesky Malaysia 3-3 in Qatar on Thursday. Romel Morales scored the dramatic equalizer for 130th-ranked Malaysia during stoppage time in the second half at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, south of Doha, in the teams’ final group stage match .Son Heung-min had given South Korea a 3-2 lead with a penalty four minutes into added time, but the Taegeuk Warriors settled for a shocking draw. South Korea finished with five points, having earlier defeated Bahrain 3-1 and then played Jordan to a 2-2 draw.

Bahrain won the group with six points with a 1-0 win over Jordan on Thursday. As the Group E runner-up, South Korea will face the Group F winner, either Saudi Arabia or Thailand. These two countries were scheduled to face each other later Thursday, and Saudi Arabia will win Group F with either a win or a draw against Thailand. South Korea’s round of 16 match will kick off at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, west of Doha at 7 p.m. Tuesday local time, or 1 a.m. Wednesday in Seoul time. 스포츠토토존 South Korea are chasing their first Asian Cup title since 1960

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