There will be no battle of the Portuguese in the final of the Asian Cup
The prospect of having two Portuguese managers in the final of the Asian Cup has come to an end.
It comes after South Korea fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar.
That means that Paulo Bento's side have fallen out of the competition in the quarter finals, ending any hope of seeing the former Seleção manager take on Carlos Queiroz's Iran.
With South Korea and Iran both among the favourites to lift the continental crown, the possibility of them both reaching the final seemed relatively high, with both drawn onto opposite sides of the tournament bracket.
Queiroz's Iran, meanwhile, have advanced to the semi final, having beaten China convincingly in the last eight 3-0.
His side are yet to concede a single goal in the entire competition, and look to be in a good position for when they take on Japan in the next round.