After some epic Quarter Final ties we have the last four teams who will be going head to head in the Semi Finals of the Asian Cup 2011. First of the Semi Final will be played on 25 January 2011 at Al-Gharafa Stadium. It will be between two of the arch rivals and great Asian Giants when it comes to football. Japan will be taking on near neighbours South Korea for the first of the big semi Final and will be hoping to get into the Big final which will be played on 29 January 2011. You can watch the live action of this match her, links will be available closer to start of the match.
Japan reaches Final by defeating South Korea 3-0 on Penalties Asian Cup 2011
Japan vs South Korea
Date: 25 January 2011 Time: 1:25 PM GMT
Vanue: Al-Gharafa Stadium
These two are argubaly the greatest teams in Asia, they have been playing at the highest level for quite some time and many of their start players playing their trade in European leagues which makes it a great spectacle, From Korean side we have Park Ji Sung who is playing for United for the last few years while we have many Japanes players playing in bigger leagues around Europe so this will surely be a star studded semi Final.
Japan defeated South Korea on Penalties [ 3-0 ] to Reach Final
Match Result and Goals
[ Japan 2-2 South Korea ] Full Time
23′ [0 - 1] S. Ki (pen.)
36′ [1 - 1] R. Maeda
97′ [2 - 1] Hosoga
[ Japan 3-0 Korea ] Penalties
[Japan won the Semi Final by on Penalties by 3-0]