Asian football

Samurai Blue cut through Korea

August 11, 2011
By John Duerden
"Japan confirm their status as Asia's best" would make a decent headline for this article. After all, it was good enough for newspapers in both Seoul and Tokyo on Thursday morning as media from both nations reacted to Japan's 3-0 win over their rivals in Sapporo.

The friendly started with a minute's silence for recently deceased Japanese football star Naoki Matsuda and ended with thunderous applause as a confident Samurai Blue put South Korea to the sword in one of the most comprehensive ...

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