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Saudi Arabia vs South Korea live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Asian Cup Round of 16

Saudi Arabia take on South Korea in the 2023 Asian Cup Round of 16 for a place in the quarter-final. 

Son Heung-min and co struggled in their group, sharing the spoils with Malaysia and Jordan. Spurs’ frontman bagged himself two goals but it’s PSG’s Lee Kang-In who has been Jurgen Klinsmann’s star man at the tournament so far. 

Saudi won two of their three group games and could prove to be a true test for Korea this afternoon. 

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary.

MORE: Asian Cup full fixtures and results

Saudi Arabia vs South Korea live score

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Saudi Arabia vs South Korea live updates, highlights from Asian Cup

30 minutes until kickoff: The team news for the two sides this afternoon!

South Korea XI: Jo Hyeon-woo; Kim Tae-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su; Lee Kang-in, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung; Jeong Woo-yeong, Son Heung-min.

Saudi Arabia XI: Al Kassar; Al Tambkati, Lajami, Al Buhayi; Abdulhamid, N. Al Dawsari, Al Khaibari, Kanno, Al Burayk; S. Al Dawsari, Al Shehri.

1 hour until kickoff: South Korea have arrived!

2 hours until kickoff: It’s set to be a clash of two heavyweights this evening.

Saudi Arabia vs South Korea lineups

Saudi Arabia rested certain players for their 0-0 draw with Thailand and midfield duo Mohamed Kanno and Nasser Aldawsari set to return to the starting XI.

Saudi Arabia starting lineup (3-4-3, left to right): Al Kassar (GK) — Al Tambkati, Lajami, Al Buhayi — Abdulhamid, N. Al Dawsari, Al Khaibari, Kanno, Al Burayk — S. Al Dawsari, Al Shehri.

Saudi Arabia: Al Yami, Najjar, Al Saluli, Al Sugor, Kadish, Al Muwallad, Ali, Al Naji, Al Malki, Al Brikan, Radif.

South Korea are expected to rotate following their 3-3 draw with Malaysia with Wolves attacker Hwang Hee-chan set to come into the starting lineup.

South Korea starting lineup (4-4-2, right to left): Jo Hyeon-woo (GK) — Kim Tae-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su — Lee Kang-in, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung — Jeong Woo-yeong, Son Heung-min.

South Korea subs: Lee Ke-ji, Park Yong-woo, Hong Hyun-seok, Hwang Hee-chan, Cho Gue-sung, Song Bum-keun, Lee Soon-min, Park Jin-seop, Yang Hyun-jun, Oh Hyeon-gyu, Kim Ji-soo, Seol Young-woo.

How to watch Saudi Arabia vs South Korea

Here’s how to watch 2023 AFC Asian Cup matches across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

USA: AFC Asian Cup matches will be available for live streaming via Paramount+ and Fubo.

UK: Asian Cup matches will be shown on subscription streaming service TrillerTV.

Australia: Paramount+ will provide streaming services for the tournament and 10 Play will broadcast Australia’s matches.

India: Streaming service FanCode is the place to go for AFC Asian Cup matches.

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