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Wednesday, 31st August 2011
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Typhoon to delay World Cup qualifier?

Japan's World Cup qualifier match against North Korea could be postponed due to the expected arrival of a typhoon in the eastern part of the country.

The nations were scheduled to clash on Friday (September 2nd) but that could now become Saturday, the Japan Football Association (JFA) revealed.

Junji Ogura, president of the JFA, was quoted in Mainichi saying: "Playing the match on Saturday is a safe bet, but we have to listen to what our opponents say.

"We will keep a close look at the weather forecast and see what options we have before making the final decision."

According to the news provider, the JFA will announce its final decision on its website on Thursday (September 1st).

It is possible that the venue, Saitama Stadium 2002, could experience winds as fast as 56 mph on Friday night.

Meanwhile, the Nadeshiko Japan women's football team is playing their first qualifying match for the 2012 Olympics on Thursday against Thailand.

Written by Mark Smith  

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