World Cup bases named for Asia quartet

SINGAPORE - World football's governing body FIFA have confirmed the locations of the training bases for Asia's four representatives at the World Cup finals in South Africa.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday South Korea would be based at the Hunters Rest Hotel in Rustenburg while neighbours North Korea, making their first appearance since 1966, would be based at the Protea Hotel Midrand in Johannesburg.

Japan would be based at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club in George and Australia at Kloofzicht Lodge in Gauteng, the AFC said on their website.

The World Cup finals begin on June 11.