Chinese soccer fans lift images of the tournament trophy in Beijing.
Chinese soccer fans lift images of the tournaments trophy with words "China Asian Cup Champion" before the Asian Cup final in Beijing August 7, 2004. China pleaded with its soccer fans to keep calm as the capital deployed thousands of police to keep the peace when Japan and China face off in a potentially explosive Asian Cup final match late on Saturday. Resentment lingers in China because of Japan's military invasion and brutal occupation of parts of the country from 1931 to 1945. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV CC/LA