Focus on Asia

The age of Asia is arriving

August 6, 2012
By John Duerden
A Japan v South Korea final at the Olympics? The continent's two biggest rivals fighting it out for the gold medal in London would be a dream. Just to have the Samurai Blue and the Taeguk Warriors in the semi-finals signifies something of a seismic shift in the world of football regardless of any European excuses about teams not taking it seriously. For Japan to beat Mexico and Korea to overcome Brazil is a big ask but it is not out of the question, not any more. These two eastern nations are no ...

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