Mousa Tamari scored a brilliant curling goal to stun two-time champions South Korea and send Jordan to their first-ever Asian Cup final

Yazan Al-Naimat put Jordan ahead at the start of the second half with a clever dink, before Tamari doubled their lead with a superb solo effort.

Jordan had never reached beyond the quarter-finals before this year’s tournament.

They will face hosts Qatar or Iran in Saturday’s final.

With Bayern Munich’s Kim Min-jae absent due to suspension, South Korea’s defense struggled to cope with high pressing from Jordan in the first half.

Son Heung-min found the net with a clever chip over Yazeed Abulaila, but the Tottenham forward mistimed his run into the penalty area and the goal was quickly ruled out for offside.

South Korea improved as the game went on and were awarded a penalty in the 29th minute when Yazan Al-Arab was judged to have brought down Seol Young-woo in the area.

However, the video assistant referee intervened to show that it was Seol who had committed the foul, and the decision was overturned.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side was undone early in the second half when Kim Young-gwon’s sloppy pass was intercepted by Tamari and played into Al-Naimat, who calmly dinked it over South Korea keeper Jo Hyeon-woo.

Tamari doubled Jordan’s lead 13 minutes later when he cut in from the right and dribbled past a host of South Korea defenders before slotting a low curling shot into the bottom corner of the net.z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z

South Korea, who last won the Asian Cup in 1960, had made it to the semi-finals by scoring stoppage-time goals, but they were unable to find quality in the dying moments this time at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

This defeat will draw attention to manager Klinsmann, who was appointed a year ago and is unpopular among some Korean fans.