Chinese fans burn Japanese flags outside Workers’ Stadium in Beijing after China’s 3-1 loss to Japan in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup final. Photo: Reuters Chinese fans burn Japanese flags outside Workers’ Stadium in Beijing after China’s 3-1 loss to Japan in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup final. Photo: Reuters
Chinese fans burn Japanese flags outside Workers’ Stadium in Beijing after China’s 3-1 loss to Japan in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup final. Photo: Reuters

On this day: Beijing riot follows China’s loss to Japan in 2004 AFC Asian Cup final

  • Supporters hurl abuse and bottles at riot police outside Workers’ Stadium after controversial 3-1 defeat to the title-holders
  • Tensions build before the game with players and politicians calling for calm

Topic |   Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Chinese fans burn Japanese flags outside Workers’ Stadium in Beijing after China’s 3-1 loss to Japan in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup final. Photo: Reuters Chinese fans burn Japanese flags outside Workers’ Stadium in Beijing after China’s 3-1 loss to Japan in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup final. Photo: Reuters
Chinese fans burn Japanese flags outside Workers’ Stadium in Beijing after China’s 3-1 loss to Japan in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup final. Photo: Reuters
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