Yesterday the Japan football team qualified for the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010. Japan became the first country to qualify, when they beat Uzbekistan 1-0 in Tashkent, in an Asian qualifying game. I do not want to say anything about the referee, except that he was disgraceful, congratulations to Japan.
At the same time England were also playing a European World Cup qualifying game. This game was against Kazakhstan (the ninth largest country in the world) in the city of Almaty, and England won 4-0.
Can you see the cities of Almaty and Tashkent on this map?
So where is Asia, and where is Europe? What is happening at Fifa?
And soon Japan will play their last Asian qualifying game in Australia!