Monday, January 17, 2011

Massive Talking Point

Our goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima will be banned at least one game at the Asian Cup because he was given a straight red card during the Thursday's 2-1 victory over Syria in a Group B game.

Japanese players had remonstrated for about five minutes that the assistant had raised his flag for an offside position before Kawashima comitted his foul.

But Iranian referee Torky Mohsen insisted that it wasn't offside because the ball was played back to Kawashima by a Japanese defender Konno.

Here is the controversial scene.

Actually it's difficult to see the truth from the video, but the commentators say,

"It MUST be offside!!"

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