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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Japan will face the Taeguk Warriors in the Asian Cup Semi-Final

South Korea reached the last four of the AFC Asian Cup Football after defeating Iran by 1-0. Now, they will face Japan in the semi-final round and fight for a much victory. Substitute Yoon Bit-Garam scored the goal for his team in 105th minute.

For South Korea, it is going to be a difficult task to face Japan who has won the trophy three times so far. Japan should be looking for their fourth Asian Cup title. Before that, they will have to beat South Korea to ensure their place in the final round.

Japan is now eagerly waiting to face their old cross-strait rivals at the Al-Gharafa Stadium in Doha. The match between these two teams is going to be an exciting and at the same time, the most expected game of this tournament.

Japan became the first semi-finalist team after defeating the host Qatar by 3-2 in the quarter-final round. Both Japan and Qatar are strong team on pen and paper. These two Asian teams have the highest possibility to win the title too.

Both Japan and South Korea are still undefeated. They should want to increase their undefeated form till the end of this tournament. But any of them will have to accept the defeat. Fans are eagerly waiting to see the winning team between them.

Both Japan and Korea faced each other in a friendly match in October. The match ended in a goalless draw. However, Japan was beaten by the Taeguk Warriors twice earlier in 2010.

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