Japan travel to Jordan on Tuesday knowing that a win or even a draw could be enough to make them the first team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup™ for the second time in succession.
Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa is grabbing all the headlines but it has been an indifferent season for many Asian players based in Europe.
FIFA.com analyses the fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season, with six different teams currently troubled by the prospect of dropping out of England's top flight.
Cho Kwang-Rae has included 15 overseas-based players in Korea Republic's squad for the upcoming friendly with Japan, which is their final warm-up before 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying.
Cho Kwang-Rae helped nurture a number a promising youngsters into excellent players at FC Seoul, and now the Korea Republic coach is reaping the rewards as he prepares for Brazil 2014 qualification.
Cho Kwang-Rae has announced a 27-man squad for Korea Republic's upcoming international friendlies against Serbia and Ghana, including 15 players from the K-League.