Australia vs South Korea LIVE! Asian Cup match stream, latest score and goal updates today

South Korea remain on course for a first Asian Cup title since 1960, after Heung-min Son scored a marvellous free-kick winner in extra time that gave his side a 2-1 quarter-final win over Australia. In an evenly contested match that was a repeat of the 2015 final which Australia won in extra time, this time it was South Korea’s turn to taste victory in the 30 extra minutes. They will face first-time semi-finalists Jordan on Wednesday.

Australia took the lead just before the break when Craig Goodwin volleyed home superbly from Connor Metcalfe’s hoicked cross. South Korea have only made the Asian Cup once since 1988 and are one of the competition’s all-time biggest underachievers, but they came out firing in the second half and were the strongest team after that point. Australia would come to rue wasteful finishing late on when Son won a penalty after a poor tackle by Hibernian’s Lewis Miller. Hee-chan Hwang of Wolves stepped up to thunder South Korea into extra time.

Once they reached that stage, Jurgen Klinsmann’s side were even more dominant. They cashed that in for a quite stupendous winner when Miller fouled Hwang and Son stepped up to curl a magnificent free-kick over the wall and into the net. Soon after, it went from bad to worse for Australia as substitute Aiden O’Neill was shown a straight red card for a horrendous challenge on Hwang. South Korea should have wrapped the game up in the second half of extra time once Australia had committed bodies forward, but they held on to set up a semi-final against Jordan, in which they will be clear favourites to make next Saturday’s final.

Australia vs South Korea latest news

  • Son scores a world-class free-kick

  • Hwang forces extra time at the death

  • Australia take the lead before the break

  • South Korea have goal ruled out


18:13 , Dom Smith

South Korea are through. Son is South Korea's hero once more. What a free-kick to complete the turnaround for South Korea, who were heading out in stoppage time of normal time until Son won a penalty in injury time and Hwang scored to force us to extra time.

For Australia, it is all over.

Australia 1-2 South Korea

18:12 , Dom Smith

Just one minute of stoppage time. South Korea are almost there!

Final change for South Korea sees Seung-Hyun Jung on for PSG's Kang-in Lee.

Australia 1-2 South Korea

18:10 , Dom Smith

119' South Korea countering at any opportunity. Just minutes now to see out the game, which is what Australia failed to do in normal time!

Australia 1-2 South Korea

18:02 , Dom Smith

112' Son has options to his left and right but opts to go alone and forces Ryan into a save.

The Aussies tiring now.

Australia 1-2 South Korea

17:57 , Dom Smith

106' The second half of extra time begins, with changes on for both sides.

Jin-seop Park and Hyeon-gyu Oh are on for South Korea in place of Park and goalscorer Hwang of Wolves.


17:54 , Dom Smith

Half-time in extra time and it's all been happening!

Son's masterful free-kick has his side ahead. O'Neill's nasty challenge has made Australia's quest more difficult.


17:52 , Dom Smith

105' After a VAR check, O'Neill is shown a red card for a horrendous challenge on Hwang.

Right call, and it goes from bad to worse for Australia.

GOAL! Australia 1-2 South Korea

17:46 , Dom Smith


What a stunning free-kick from Son, who curls the ball over the wall and into the corner past Ryan. South Korea into the lead for the first time tonight!

Australia 1-1 South Korea

17:45 , Dom Smith

103' Hwang is felled by the man who gave the penalty away, Miller, and wins a free-kick.

Australia 1-1 South Korea

17:39 , Dom Smith

97' South Korea creating chances at will here. Australia need to get their defence in check!

Lee shoots from distance but it catches the wind and goes wide.

Australia 1-1 South Korea

17:37 , Dom Smith

95' Hwang forces Ryan into an excellent save, getting down to his left and then even saving the rebound.

South Korea have been the better team since half time of normal time.

Australia 1-1 South Korea

17:34 , Dom Smith

93' Duke is replaced by Fornaroli.

Australia 1-1 South Korea

17:33 , Dom Smith

91' Underway in extra time. All square again!


17:28 , Dom Smith

We head for another 30 minutes after the referee blows the final whistle!

GOAL! Australia 1-1 South Korea

17:25 , Dom Smith

It's not Son who steps up but Wolves striker Hwang, and he hammers home with no problems.

Extra time for South Korea? It looks as though they've taken us to 30 more minutes.


17:24 , Dom Smith

90+5' Right at the last, South Korea have a spot-kick to force extra time!

Terrible challenge as Son is brought down. Will they score?

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:19 , Dom Smith

Seven minutes added on here! Enough time for South Korea to take us into extra time? Australia will know it is!

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:18 , Dom Smith

89' Son desperately tries to fashion a chance but Ryan collapses on his pull-back and Australia survive.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:15 , Dom Smith

86' Third change for South Korea as Tae-hwan Kim comes off for Hyun-jun Yang.

Australia, meanwhile, bring Burgess on for Boyle.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:12 , Dom Smith


Boyle is at the back post to receive a cross and looks for all the world as though he's going to hurtle himself at the ball and head home Australia's second.

Hurtle himself at the ball he does, but he's put it wide. Inexplicable from so close in!

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:08 , Dom Smith

79' Some discomfort here for goalkeeper Ryan after he dived down bravely and pushed clear with Jae-sung Lee bearing down on his goal.

He's back up, Ryan, and will continue.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:06 , Dom Smith

77' In-beom Hwang takes his place on the bench, with Hyun-seok Hong on for the final 13 minutes.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:02 , Dom Smith

74' Duke risest highest from a Socceroos corner to head on goal, only for Jo to catch at the first attempt.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

17:01 , Dom Smith

73' Another double change for the Socceroos.

Goalscorer Goodwin and Atkinson are off, in favour of Bos and Miller.

Can Australia make those fresh legs count and secure their passage to the semi-finals now?

Australia 1-0 South Korea

16:58 , Dom Smith

70' Time for the first substitutions of the match.

For South Korea, Cho makes way for Jae-sung Lee.

O'Neill and McGree are on for Australia, replacing Baccus and Metcalfe.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

16:53 , Dom Smith

66' South Korea have had a succession of corners in recent minutes, but every single one has been a really easy delivery to defend!

The latest is simply too flat and is easily caught by an unmarked Matt Ryan.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

16:51 , Dom Smith

62' This match has definitely livened up in the last 10 minutes.

Both sides going at each other now — Australia in search of a second, South Korea as they look for a leveller.

Final pass just lacking at the moment though.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

16:43 , Dom Smith

54' Australia so nearly 2-0 up and heading for the semi-finals, but an excellent double save by Hyeon-woo Jo keeps South Korea in it.

Will Australia come to regret that miss?

Australia 1-0 South Korea

16:40 , Dom Smith

51' South Korea sustain a prolonged attack, but Cho's cross is cut out.

Seeing a lot of the ball here, the Taegeuk Warriors.

Back underway

16:34 , Dom Smith

46' The second half is underway, with Australia leading 1-0 and having played well.

South Korea still have enough to turn this around

16:32 , Dom Smith

With Tottenham star Son in their ranks, South Korea always have a chance of recovering from their current deficit.

The 31-year-old has scored 43 international goals, while Hwang, Kang-in Lee and Cho have a further 28 between them.

Plenty of firepower to find their way back against Australia here. Jurgen Klinsmann will be concerned, but not panicking yet.


16:20 , Dom Smith

At the halfway stage, it's Australia who are ahead through Goodwin's excellent volley just before the interval.

As things stand, the Socceroos are piling more Asian Cup misery on South Korea, one of the competition's biggest underachievers over the years.

Australia 1-0 South Korea

16:17 , Dom Smith

45+1' Two minutes added on in this first half.

GOAL! Australia 1-0 South Korea

16:14 , Dom Smith

42' Australia into the lead as we enter the final five minutes of the first half in Al Wakrah.

Lovely patient play by the Socceroos, who finish it off when Goodwin is there to volley home from an excellent hoicked cross by Metcalfe.

Australia 0-0 South Korea

16:10 , Dom Smith

39' Australia's Boyle picks the ball just outside the box, swivels, and shoots.

But his effort is a daisy-cutter and it spins miles wide. South Korea not remotely concerned about shots like that!

GOOAA... No!

16:03 , Dom Smith

32' South Korea have the ball in the net but the ref says Seol has run too early for his assist for Hwang.

VAR upwards the decision and Australia breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Australia 0-0 South Korea

16:01 , Dom Smith

29' South Korea's Hee-chan Hwang gets a talking to from the referee for throwing the ball away.

South Korea starting to assert themselves here after a strong start by the Socceroos.

Australia 0-0 South Korea

15:51 , Dom Smith


Australia should absolutely be ahead here. Goodwin hits a deflected shot which is parried well by the goalkeeper, and it comes out to Metcalfe who taps wide from close in. Should have scored. Huge let-off for South Korea.

Australia 0-0 South Korea

15:49 , Dom Smith

18' Metcalfe spins a shot just wide, Australia growing into the contest.

Australia 0-0 South Korea

15:39 , Dom Smith

9' South Korea happy just to slowly pass the ball between themselves, waiting for an opportunity to go at Australia.

But they're also able to go long, with sole striker Gue-sung Cho adept at holding up the ball.

Australia 0-0 South Korea

15:34 , Dom Smith

4' Early free-kick in for Australia misses Souttar and indeed everyone. South Korea get it clear.

Kick off!

15:31 , Dom Smith

1' Underway here!

National anthems

15:25 , Dom Smith

Time for the national anthems of both teams now!

15 minutes to go!

15:15 , Dom Smith

Just 15 minutes now until Australia and South Korea kick off at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Will Son's South Korea make it through to the last four, or will it be Australia who pile more Asian Cup misery on South Korea and claim that second semi-final spot?

A spot of revenge for South Korea perhaps?

15:02 , Dom Smith

It's a stat that still doesn't feel plausible, but it is genuinely the case that South Korea have not won the Asian Cup since lifting it in 1956 and again four years later in 1960.

They were beaten finalists in 1972, 1980, 1988 and in 2015, when they lost in extra time to Australia.

They'll be hoping to knock the Aussies out here in Doha, going one step further than last time out, when they went out in the last eight in 2019 to eventual winners Qatar.

Managers prepared for a tough battle

14:49 , Dom Smith

Both managers have been speaking this week about this heavyweight last-eight clash.

South Korea boss Jurgen Klinsmann said: "If you want to go through to the knockout phase of a big tournament, you have to be ready to suffer, you have to deal with pain.

"Now it gets down to the grinding phase," Klinsmann said. "Now it's the big stage, and I love this moment. I hope they enjoy that too."

His opposite number, Australia's Graham Arnold, said of Klinsmann's side: "We know their strengths and we'll deal with them in the best way we can."

Starting line-ups

14:35 , Dom Smith

South Korea: Hyeon-woo Jo; Taw-hwan Kim, Young-woo Seol, Young-gwon Kim, Min-jae Kim; Yong-woo Park, In-beom Hwang, Heung-min Son, Hee-chan Hwang, Kang-in Lee; Gue-sung Cho

Australia: Ryan; Atkinson, Rowles, Souttar, Behich; Irvine, Baccus, Metcalfe; Boyle, Duke, Goodwin

Australia route to the quarter-finals

14:22 , Dom Smith

Australia came through Group B top, beating India 2-0 in their opener before seeing off Syria 1-0 in their second game.

A 1-1 draw with Uzbekistan in the final group game set up a round of 16 fixture against Indonesia, who they beat 4-0.

South Korea's route to the last eight

13:59 , Dom Smith

Heung-min Son's South Korea came into the tournament as one of the favourites to be named Asian champions, and began their campaign with a 3-1 win over Bahrain in which PSG's Kang-in Lee scored twice.

They then drew 2-2 with Jordan and 3-3 with Malaysia to qualify second from Group E.

After a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia in the round of 16, they won 4-2 via a shootout to set up their meeting with Australia — a repeat of the 2015 final.

Elsewhere in Al Rayyan...

13:44 , Dom Smith

Earlier today, the first of the four quarter-finals took place at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

Jordan have reached an historic first-ever Asian Cup semi-final at just their fifth appearance, beating Tajikistan 1-0 thanks to a 66th-minute own goal by defender Vahdat Hanonov.

Previous meetings and H2H (Head to head)

13:29 , Dom Smith

It's very evenly matched over the previous 33 meetings between these two sides:

Australia wins: 12

Draws: 10

South Korea wins: 11

Australia showed their class last time out

13:17 , Dom Smith

Australia, granted, had an easier opponents in the round of 16 in the form of Indonesia, but they also made the most of that kind draw.

Ahead after just 12 minutes, they scored two late goals to produce a dominant 4-0 win that will have alerted all other quarter-finalists to Australia's threat in this Asian Cup.

South Korea hoping to be buoyed by penalty shootout win

13:09 , Dom Smith

Last time out, South Korea squeezed past Saudi Arabia on penalties to reach this blockbuster quarter-final against Australia.

Here is Standard Sport's match report of that dramatic last-16 win

Australia vs South Korea: Score prediction today

13:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Australia look tight at the back and capable of scoring goals. It's difficult to look past them.

Australia to win 2-1.

South Korea vs Australia team news today

13:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jung Seung-hyun reaplced Cho Ge-sung last time out and could do so again.

Australia team news vs South Korea today

13:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lewis Miller and Thomas Deng are expected to come through illness for Austrlia, while Gethin Jones is also available.

Australia vs South Korea: TV channel and live stream

12:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the Asian Cup tie will be broadcast by TrillerTV, formerly FITE. Kick-off comes at 3.30pm GMT.

You can watch online via their website or app. The app can be cast from your phone to a compatible TV or with a compatible Smart TV through the Triller app.


12:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Australia's clash against South Korea in the Asian Cup.

Kick-off inside the Al Janoub Stadium is at 3.30pm GMT.