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Japan vs South Korea 2-2 – Japan Wins 3-0 On Penalties

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

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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]

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Tindy Says:

    Uh, why is the stream playing basketball? Basketball is not futebol.

  2. BigD Says:

    What a MATCH! Both teams came in with similar level of skills and technique. Many thought Korea would win based on the records it holds against Japan. The fact that it wasn’t a goaless draw speaks volume of their improvement. Both side scored within the 90 min, 1-1 before the 1st Half, went goaless in the second and Japan came from behind to lead in the 97th minute. But Korea tied in the 120th, seconds before time. The lead up to the Penalty Shootout was amazing and heartwrenching.

    Sad to say, I was disappointed Japan conceded that last goal, but it was a good goal from South Korea. They really clench the tie literally at the last second. Japan could’ve won after extra time.
    but Kawashima did great in the Penalty shootout, denying the 2 goals while another went just wide. Japan did great scoring all three goals on target. Nagatomo missed, but it was the only down point.
    Congratulations, JAPAN! To the Finals! GAMBARE NIPPON! GAMBARE SAMURAI BLUE!

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