Top nations face heat test in Asia

March 30, 2004
By Alastair Himmer
TOKYO, March 30 (Reuters) - Japan's players have been plunging into steam baths to acclimatise for their Asian World Cup qualifier in sweltering Singapore on Wednesday.

South Korea will also have to battle scorching temperatures in the Maldives but should manage to boost their goal difference against the Indian Ocean islanders in Male.

Meanwhile, Palestine, who stormed to a record 8-0 victory over Taiwan in their opening 2006 World Cup qualifier last month, face Iraq in a ...

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