Asian Games: Iran defeats South Korea to reach basketball final

Asian Games: Iran defeats South Korea to reach basketball final

Asian Games: Iran defeats South Korea to reach basketball final

The 3-1 scoreline didn't tell the whole story at Pakansari Stadium outside Jakarta, with Vietnam enjoying the lion's share of possession as well as registering more shots on goal than their opponents.

"I can't say anything but it's very important".

Kim Hak-beom (left) and Park Hang-seo.

"We are so close to gold". "As you know, he is such a good tactician - he's known as '(Alex) Ferguson of the K-League'".

Son made one appearance from the bench for Spurs before linking up with South Korea's Games squad earlier this month.

"I was moved to tears after South Korea beat Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals. But I noticed that their stamina decreased quickly in the second half versus Japan", Park said.

"I really love my country, but now I'm head coach of the Vietnamese national team", he said. My responsibility is the team.


Park's success with Vietnam sparked similar scenes in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and elsewhere after he took the national team to the final of Asia's under-23 championship in January.

"In 2002, I was assistant to Guus Hiddink and now I am head coach. They are bigger than us and there is nothing we can do about it", he said, adding that his team was now focusing on the bronze medal match against South Korea.

Facing South Korea won't be easy as the team has many quality players. This means South Korea, which lost to Chinese Taipei 2-1 last Sunday, started the super round at 0-1.

'It was a hard game, ' said Son, who was removed as a precaution after 72 minutes while on a booking.

Son Heung-min will have two further routes by which to avoid being conscripted for military service in South Korea even if his side are beaten in Saturday's final. "I want to be aggressive as well but I also need the players to be wise".

Indonesia then went onto win the women's team event prior to victories for Pipiet Kamelia in the women's class D 60 kilograms to 65kg, Hanifan Yudani Kusumah in the men's class C 55kg to 60kg and Wewey Wita in the women's class B 50kg to 55kg.

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