South Korea vs. Japan: Key Battles in Men's Bronze Medal Match

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South Korea vs. Japan: Key Battles in Men's Bronze Medal Match
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South Korea and Japan will do battle this Friday after both sides lost in their respective semifinals. With a bronze medal at stake, this third place playoff has a far greater significance than it might otherwise have.

The all-Asian clash is a rematch of the Asian Cup semifinal last year, which Japan won on penalties

Whilst this is a U23 match and that encounter was a full level international, you can be sure that South Korea will be hoping to exact revenge on their fierce rivals. 

With little to choose between two of Asian football's powerhouses, there are going to be decisive battles all over the pitch as both teams try to avoid leaving London empty-handed.

So, here is a summary of the most important of those confrontations that will take place this Friday at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

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