Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Saudi Arabia and Japan 'black out' for 1-1 draw

A controversial penalty earned Saudi Arabia a a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the teams' opening game in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Choi Sung-kuk had given Korea the lead midway through the second half but Saudi Arabia equalised from the spot through Yasser Al Qahtani after a soft penalty award by Australian referee Mark Shield. The game was held up for 25 minutes after a power failure plunged half the ground into darkness with just five minutes to play.

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