Japan and China look to book passage

October 11, 2004
By Alastair Himmer
TOKYO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Japan and China will be among five teams looking to book their spot in the next round of Asian World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday.

The Far East rivals, who met in this year's Asian Cup final in Beijing, only need to draw while South Korea, Uzbekistan and Bahrain must win to ensure they go through.

Meanwhile, Iran face a must-win match away to Qatar as they battle with improving Jordan for top spot in Group One.

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