The view from Asia

China see brighter future in Lippi

July 28, 2013
By John Duerden
After witnessing China score two goals in the last ten minutes to earn a 3-3 draw with Japan at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the opening weekend of the 2013 East Asian Championship on July 21, one Japanese journalist remarked just a little sourly "they're celebrating as if they had won the World Cup."

Despite the rivalry and proximity, the two teams travel in different circles these days. Like boys from the same class at school now making their very different ways in the world: Japan have ...

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