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 By John Duerden

For China and North Korea, the East Asian Cup can be a confidence builder

China are the hosts for the East Asian Cup and are seeking their their third title.

The East Asian Cup is an unusual tournament.

The trophy itself doesn't really matter; few fans would be able to describe what it looks like much less name the nations to have lifted it since it came into existence in 2003 (China and South Korea have won it twice and Japan have one win).

Yet, lose the three games against close, in all senses of the word, rivals and coaches may find that their positions are not as secure as they think. And if you asked fans in South Korea, Japan, China and North Korea...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

'North Korea's Wayne Rooney' Jong Tae-Se joins Japan's Shimizu S-Pulse

Jong Tae-Se returns to Japan after a prolific spell with Kawasaki Frontale between 2006 and 2010.

North Korea striker Jong Tae-Se -- dubbed "the People's Wayne Rooney" -- has signed for Japan's Shimizu S-Pulse.

Jong, 31, who was born in Nagoya, Japan to Korean parents and holds a North Korean passport, completed a move from South Korea's Suwon Bluewings to the J-League side.

"I would like to dedicate myself from here on to Shimizu S-Pulse," Jong said following the transfer. "I will sacrifice myself and advance as one with the team.

"I want to carve the words 'history' and 'honour' into my heart...

Devastating defeat for England sends Japan to final against U.S.

The ESPN FC crew discuss England's elimination from the Women's World Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Japan.

It looked dicey for much of the second half, but the highly anticipated rematch between the United States and Japan for the Women's World Cup championship is on after the Japanese escaped with a 2-1 victory over England on an own goal from Laura Bassett in stoppage time.

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Izwan brilliant as Singapore hold mighty Japan in World Cup Qualifying

A hero in last month's Malaysia FA Cup final, goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud excelled for Singapore in Japan.

Izwan Mahbud put on a goalkeeping masterclass to help Singapore hold Asian giants Japan to a 0-0 draw in their 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Saitama Stadium on Tuesday night.

On the night of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games closing ceremony, the Lions produced a courageous performance to stun Japan's new head coach Vahid Halihodzic in his first competitive match and leave a crowd of more than 55,000 shocked.

Singapore now sit top of Group E on four points after negotiating their two away games...

Safuwan could miss Singapore's World Cup Qualifier against Japan

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Alistair Edwards recap the latest batch of AFC World Cup qualifying matches for Singapore and Malaysia.

Singapore could be without utility man Safuwan Baharudin against four-time Asian champions Japan in Saitama for their second 2018 World Cup Group E Qualifier on Tuesday night.

Safuwan was the star of Thursday's 4-0 win in Cambodia, scoring two first half goals.

Coach Bernd Stange confirmed that the 23-year-old Malaysia FA Cup winner with LionsXII -- who had a successful loan spell with A-League club Melbourne City earlier this year -- had flown back from Japan to attend to a family matter and is...