Asian Cup 2011 Semifinals: Japan vs. South Korea Live Stream (Free Online Video)
Japan vs. South Korea Free Live Stream: Traditional rivals South Korea and Japan collide at Al-Gharrafa Stadium in Doha, Qatar with a place in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup Final at stake.
This is arguably the most meaningful of all the matches in this tournament, which pitches together the only two Asian teams to reach the last 16 of last year’s World Cup in South Africa.
The two neighboring nations meet for the second straight time at the Asian Cup, after their third-place clash in 2007 ended in a penalty shootout. The Asian Tigers, 39th in the FIFA world rankings, lead Japan with a 40-21-12 record in head-to-head games, though the Samurai Blue, who are seeking their fourth title, are currently ranked 29th.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s Park Ji-Sung will make his 100th appearance for South Korea, and coach Cho Kwang-rae is eager to mark such a landmark with a win.
“I would like to congratulate Park Ji-Sung on his 100 international caps,” said Cho. “As a gift, I want to give him the gift of victory in Tuesday’s match.
The 29-year-old skipper joins seven other South Koreans to have reached the milestone, but still has some way to go to surpass all-time leader Hong Myung-Bo, who had 136 caps.
UPDATE: Japan sealed its place in the final of the 2011 Asian Cup with a penalty shoot-out victory over South Korea following a thrilling 2-2 stalemate at Al Gharafa Stadium. The three-times champions will face Australia at the Khalifa Stadium in the final on Saturday.
UPDATE 2: You can watch the 2011 Asian Cup Final between Australia and Japan HERE.