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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

South Korea defeat Iraq 2-0 in semifinal to reach Asian Cup final

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South Korea defender Kim Young-gwon celebrates his team's second goal with the scorer of the first goal, forward Lee Jeong-hyeop, in the semifinal against Iraq in Sydney.

Two times former winners South Korea have advanced to the final of the Asian Cup for the first time in nearly 30 years, by defeating Iraq 2-0 in the first semifinal in Sydney on Monday night.

Lee Jeong-hyeop and Kim Young-gwon scored in the 20th and 50th minutes for Uli Stielike's men who once again kept a clean slate and are yet to concede a goal in the tournament.

South Korea came out all guns blazing and had the lion's share of possession and were duly rewarded in the 20th minute when 23-year-old...

 By Alan Mtashar

Many factors favour South Korea in Asian Cup semi but don't write off Iraq

South Korea make final preparations ahead of their Asian Cup semi-final against Iraq in Sydney.

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup has come to life after Iraq and the United Arab Emirates' shock wins against their much-fancied quarterfinal opponents, Iran and Japan. The question now is: can the West Asian giant-killers keep the fairytale going in Australia?

Iraq face South Korea in the first of the semifinals in Sydney on Monday night.

With both teams having played 120 minutes in their respective quarterfinals, the Koreans will look to make their extra day's rest count.

"We have to play the fast ball,...

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South Korea prepare for clash against Iraq

South Korea make final preparations ahead of their Asian Cup semi-final against Iraq in Sydney.

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South Korea look to avenge 2007 defeat

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey is joined by Gary Phillips to preview South Korea's clash against Iraq in the AFC Asian Cup semi-finals.

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Iraq bemoan recovery time

Iraq head coach Radhi Shenaishil hopes his players will recover in time for their semi-final clash against South Korea following their marathon quarter-final win over Iran.

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