AFC Asian Cup Semi-Final Facts & Figures: Korea Republic v Iraq

Sydney: As Korea Republic and Iraq head to Sydney looking to seal a place in the final, we bring you all the vital statistics ahead of Monday’s match.

The opening AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 semi-final in Sydney features the competition’s two most accurate shooting teams.

Korea Republic have registered 55% shots on goal, whilst Iraq are only just behind, hitting the target with 54% of their attempts.

The match is the Taeguk Warriors’ third successive appearance at the AFC Asian Cup semi-finals, but they have a poor record in the fixture, not having reached a final since 1988.

Korea Republic v Iraq

Korea Republic have reached the semi-finals for the third successive AFC Asian Cup tournament. However, they’ve not reached the final since 1988.

This will be Iraq’s third semi-final appearance in the competition, after 1976 and 2007. These sides have met twice before in this competition in 1972 and 2007 – both games ended 0-0.

Korea Republic have won all four of their games so far without conceding a goal.

Indeed, they have not lost any of their last 14 AFC Asian Cup games (W9 D5), though two of those draws saw them eliminated on penalties.

Iraq have received 12 yellow cards in the tournament so far – at least three more than any other side.

Korea Republic have the best shooting accuracy of any side in the 2015 tournament (55%). Iraq have the second best (54.29%).

Iraq have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 12 AFC Asian Cup games.

No player has played more successful passes than Korea Republic’s Ki Sung-yueng in this tournament (261).

Stats provided by Opta

 

Source : Asian Football Confederation website

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