Asian games soccer livescoreJapan booked a spot in the Asian Games women’s soccer tournament final by beating long-time rivals South Korea 2-1 on Tuesday. India’s success in 1962 was not a one off but had its seeds sown in 1948 when the newly independent country participated in the London Olympics. The bare feet Indians’ creditable performance against France – when they missed two penalties to lose 2-1 – earned rave reviews during the Games. Several reasons led to India refusing to participate in 1950 World Cup but they were still one of the best teams in Asia. This fact was established in 1951 when India won their first major title in inaugural Asian Games. Playing in front of a crowd which contained the likes of Jawaharlal Nehru, India sneaked past Iran thanks to a goal from ace striker Sheoo Mewalal to secure the gold medal.
In what proved to be a rematch of the Women’s Asian Cup semi-finals, China looked a different side in comparison to their meeting four months ago. The previous match saw the Chinese lose 3-1 in a game largely dominated by their opponents, but they took the game to their longtime rivals this time around. Capitalising on their physical strengths and progressive team play, Jia’s side pressed hard and carved out far more chances, only to be punished by their profligacy in front of goal.
In women’s basketball, the Koreas have joined forces and are one win away from gold. There’ll be nine South Koreans and …READ MORE