With the group stage now over, ESPN FC runs the rule over the teams that failed to progress to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Asian Cup.
Lee Jeong-hyeop's first-half goal gave South Korea a 1-0 win over hosts Australia in Brisbane on Saturday and top spot in Group A heading into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals.
Both teams went into the game with six points, and two-time champions South Korea continued a sequence with their third straight 1-0 win. The Australians created opportunities but were held scoreless for the first time in the tournament after posting eight goals and conceding one in their two opening games.
Oman secured their first Asian Cup victory in almost 11 years and third place in Group A in the 2015 edition with a 1-0 victory over Kuwait in Newcastle on Saturday.
Abdul al Maqbali scored in the second half in a game between eliminated teams, with South Korea and Australia having already secured quarterfinal berths from Group A.
The match between the Gulf rivals appeared to be heading towards the tournament's first draw. That was until al Maqbali produced a powerful header to break the stalemate...
Momentum is everything in football and right now the Socceroos are riding a wave that may carry them all the way to their first AFC Asian Cup title.
The 4-0 victory over Oman in Sydney on Tuesday night secured the Australians a spot in the quarterfinals. The game against South Korea on Saturday in Brisbane will determine who finishes on top of Group A.
This was the Socceroos' most complete performance since their 6-0 thumping of Uzbekistan in the semifinals of the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.