• FT

    Iran

    2

    Uzbekistan

    1

  • FT

    South Korea

    1

    Saudi Arabia

    1

AFC ASIAN CUP

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia

Attendance: 15000

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South Korea

  • Sung-kuk Choi 66'

1 - 1

FT

Saudi Arabia

  • Yasser Al Qahtani 77' PEN

South Korea 1-1 Saudi Arabia: Power failure

JAKARTA, July 11 (Reuters) - South Korea and Saudi Arabia battled out a 1-1 draw in their opening Asian Cup Group D match after the game was halted for 20 minutes due to a power failure on Wednesday.

Following a cagey first half, Korea took the lead though

Choi Sung-kuk in the 66th minute, the diminutive winger somehow

rising high enough to nod home Oh Beom-sok's cross.

Saudi Arabia levelled with a controversial penalty 10

minutes later when Malek Mazz went down in the box. Yasser Al

Qahtani stepped up to score from the spot.

The game was suspended with five minutes remaining after

the lights went out at Gekora Bung Karno Stadium, leaving the

players to wander aimlessly around the pitch for 20 minutes.

Play restarted when the floodlights were restored though

most of the stadium remained in darkness.

The result left Indonesia at the top of Group D following

the co-hosts' 2-1 win over Bahrain on Tuesday.

Scoring Summary

  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
(pen 77') Yasser Al Qahtani

Teams

  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
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Khaled Aziz (63')