south korea vs. japan in wbc final

Oh, it's on. Over the weekend, in the semifinals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, South Korean beat Venezuela, and Japan defeated the United States. It wasn't even close: Japan Eliminates U.S. in World Baseball Classic.

Both teams have played their asses off this whole tournament, and tonight, South Korea faces Japan -- for the fifth time in the tournament -- at Dodger Stadium for the title: Japan has a date with Korea in final.

This is the final matchup that was meant to be. Sure, this is only the second WBC tournament, but the intense Korea/Japan rivalry has spanned decades, centuries, and has manifested itself in many different ways.

While everyone else is preoccupied with NCAA basketball, this is game the rest of the world (well, at least two entire nations) will be watching tonight: South Korea-Japan rivalry shows no sign of cooling.

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