Improving Korea ready to test Japan

February 7, 2005
By Alastair Himmer
TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Japan will be wary of the threat posed by North Korea when they meet in the opening match of the final round of Asian World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday.

The two teams last met in 1993 when Japan won a World Cup qualifier 3-0 in Doha but North Korea coach Yun Jong-su believes the his side can spring a surprise in their Group B clash.

'We have trained hard and the spirit among the players is good,' he told reporters after the squad's arrival on Monday. ...

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