Asian Games: Toffee Alert for South Korea in Japan Blockbuster

Matches between South Korea and Japan often produce fireworks given the historical animosity between the countries. Their latest meeting at the Asian Games will have extra edge with the Koreans under intense pressure to end a 28-year gold medal drought on home soil.

updated: September 27, 2014 16:50 IST
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South Korea face bitter rivals Japan anxious to avoid the dreaded "toffee punishment" in a politically-charged headline game in the Asian Games football quarter-finals on Sunday. (Medal Tally)

Saudi Arabia take on Iraq in a second game packed with sporting rivalry, while North Korea play United Arab Emirates and Thailand do battle with Jordan in the other games.

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