Fans at a bar in Tokyo celebrate Japan’s win over Spain at the World Cup. Photo: AP
Fans at a bar in Tokyo celebrate Japan’s win over Spain at the World Cup. Photo: AP

Fifa World Cup: shadow of 2002 hangs over Japan and South Korea, as old adversaries face prospect of quarter-final clash

  • From tournament co-hosts 20 years ago to a potential last eight meeting in Qatar, the two nations have raised Asia’s profile on the world stage once again
  • Japan will take on Croatia, while South Korea face Brazil in back-to-back matches on Monday

Fans at a bar in Tokyo celebrate Japan’s win over Spain at the World Cup. Photo: AP
Fans at a bar in Tokyo celebrate Japan’s win over Spain at the World Cup. Photo: AP
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