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Australia desperate for North Korea scalp

December 5, 2012
By ESPN staff
Australia face North Korea in the second match of their East Asian Cup qualifying campaign aware that anything less than a win could rule them out of next year's tournament.

The Socceroos are vying for a place in the 2013 East Asian Cup, with Taiwan, Guam, Hong Kong and North Korea standing in their way.

Holger Osieck's side looked far from convincing as they limped to a 1-0 win over hosts Hong Kong on Monday and the Koreans have staked their claim early by easily claiming ...

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