The Saudi national football team restored today its long-forgotten Asian football glory, winning the AFC U-19 Championship for the third time in history after beating South Korea 2-1 in the final match at Pakansari Stadium in Bogor, Indonesia.
Turki Al-Ammar scored for Saudi Arabia in the 2nd minute and Khalid Al-Ghannam in the 22nd to finish the first half clean-netted, putting its powerful rival under immense pressure. But, Yong Wook of South Korea lessened the difference from the penalty kick in the 63rd minute. All Korean trials to reach the equalizer were not before the referee final whistle.
The last time the Saudi team won the Asian Cup was in 1992, preceded by 1986.
It is worth mentioning that the Saudi football national team U-19 qualified for the Youth World Cup U-19 scheduled for Poland next year.
All Rights Reversed for Saudi Press Agency