World Cup pressure on Asian teams

November 30, 2009
By John Duerden
Its not just Australia, South Korea, Japan and North Korea who are desperate to find out which teams they'll face at the 2010 World Cup after Friday's draw in Cape Town, the rest of Asian football is also on tenterhooks.

After a dismal 2006 World Cup, when none of Asia's representatives made it past the first round, the pressure is on the four regional qualifiers to impress at South Africa in June.

A repeat of the German disaster could put Asia's 4.5 spots under threat, especially ...

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