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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
10-man Japan held by S. Korea Scoreless draw gives inaugural E. Asian c'ship title to Coelho's side
Shintaro Kano Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter
YOKOHAMA--National coach Zico missed out on his first title as South Korea claimed the inaugural East Asian Football Championship on Wednesday night, the 2002 World Cup semifinalists battling to a 0-0 draw with 10-man Japan in a thriller at International Stadium Yokohama.
Humberto Coelho's side became the first champion of East Asia by finishing ahead of their archrivals on goals scored in the four-way table. Both Japan and Korea defeated China and Hong Kong in their first two games by a goal difference of three.
The hosts went down a man early in the showdown between the two cohosts of the last World Cup, no …