On September 22, the women's football event of the Hangzhou Asian Games began, and the Chinese women's football team led by Shui Qingxia defeated the Mongolian women's football team composed of school students and office workers 16-0 tonight, and Wang Shuang achieved the "five sons of Dengke". While the big victory over the underdogs is not something to be complacent about, for the Chinese women's team, which previously set the team's worst record in the Women's World Cup, winning the Asian Games will help the team boost morale and set sail again. Taking the first step at the Hangzhou Asian Games with a double-digit victory is undoubtedly a good start.
China women's team beats Mongolia women's football team 16-0 according to IC photo
After the defeat of the Women's World Cup
The Chinese women's football team is eager to regain its strength
The women's football competition at the Asian Games is divided into five groups, and according to the format, the first place in the five groups and the three best second places advance to the quarterfinals. Due to the withdrawal of the Cambodian women's football team, there are only two teams in Group C, North Korea Women's and Singapore Women's Team, and the other four groups are three or four teams respectively.
The Chinese women's football team is in the same group as the Mongolian women's football team and the Uzbekistan women's football team this time. Unlike the men's team at the Asian Games, there is no age limit for women's football, so the Chinese women's football team can play in the Hangzhou Asian Games with the national team. For the Chinese women's team, there is no problem in qualifying from the group, after all, the two opponents are not strong. Especially in tonight's first game against Mongolia, the suspense may only be whether the Chinese women's football team can beat the opponent by double digits.
At 7:30 tonight, the Chinese women's football team will appear at the Hangzhou Asian Games and play the Mongolian women's football team for the first time. It is reported that the Mongolian women's football team participating in the Asian Games is mainly composed of school students and office workers, and its strength is definitely limited.
Chinese women's football players thank fans after the game according to IC photo
In the recently concluded Women's World Cup, the Chinese women's football team failed to qualify for the final group stage, ranking only 23rd among all 32 teams, setting the worst result in the history of the Women's World Cup. This also puts Chinese women's football coach Shui Qingxia, who reached the peak of her reputation for leading her team to win the Women's Asian Cup, under great pressure. This Asian Games is also an opportunity for the Chinese women's football team to regain its strength, playing at home, and the team is also a gold medal.
Compared with the list of the Women's World Cup, the Chinese women's football team adjusted 5 players in the Asian Games, Tang Jiali and Wu Chengshu were not selected because of their stay in the ocean, and Gao Chen, Wu Haiyan and Xiao Yuyi were also not on the list. Liu Yanqiu, Yan Jinjin, Wuzhi Gumula, Ou Yiyao and Wang Yanwen were replaced. However, before the start of the Asian Games, Wang Yanwen left the team, and the Chinese women's football team finally played in the Hangzhou Asian Games with 22 players. The few highlights in the Women's World Cup, Zhang Linyan, who has just officially announced her joining Tottenham Women's Football Team, as well as Wang Shuang, Shen Mengyu and Li Mengwen were all selected for this list.
The victory over Mongolia women's football is not a joy
But the outlook for Sonorous Rose to win the title is optimistic
In tonight's match with the Mongolian women's football team, due to the weak strength of the opponent, the Chinese women's football team did not send all the main players to play, Wang Shanshan, Shen Mengyu, Gu Yasha, Wang Shuang and others led the starting lineup, Li Mengwen, Zhang Xin, Yao Lingwei, Zhang Linyan, Lou Jiahui and other important players were sitting on the bench.
Just two minutes into the game, Wang Shuang opened the scoring with a powerful shot in the chaos in the box. In the 8th minute, Wang Shanshan easily went to the next city. After that, Wang Shuang's single knife and Liu Yanqiu's end shot in front of the goal scored successively, and in less than 25 minutes, the Chinese women's football team was 4-0 ahead. Immediately afterwards, Wang Shuang scored in front of the goal and scored directly from a free kick, completing the senior in the first half. Wang Shanshan scored a single goal and Yang Lina scored from distance, giving the Chinese women's team an 8-0 lead in the first half, averaging one goal in less than six minutes.
In the second half, Shui Qingxia also sent many young players to exercise. As a result, in addition to Wang Shuang scoring again to achieve "Wuzi Dengke", Yan Jinjin Wuzhigumula, Zhang Xin scored twice in the second half, and Ou Yiyao also scored. In the end, the Chinese women's football team defeated the Mongolian women's football team 16-0.
Fans cheering for the Chinese women's football team according to IC photo
There is certainly no need to be proud of the first victory, and the real test of the Chinese women's football team at the Hangzhou Asian Games is in the knockout round. According to the schedule, after the first place of the Chinese women's football team group qualifies, A1's opponent in the 1/4 final will be B2 or C1, and there is a certain probability that the opponent is the North Korean women's football team.
Although the North Korean women's football team has won the women's football championship three times in the previous five Asian Games, the North Korean women's football team has basically not participated in international competitions in recent years, and the team may have the problem of lack of experience, and it should not be difficult for the Chinese women's football team to eliminate this old opponent. After that, if the Chinese women's football team can make it all the way to the final, it will probably meet the Japanese women's football team and the South Korean women's football team. However, even when it comes to the defending Asian Games champion Japan women's football team, the "sonorous rose" has a good chance of victory. Although the Japanese women's football team performed well in the Women's World Cup, reaching the quarter-finals and the team's playing style is becoming more mature, they are not all about participating in the Asian Games this time. According to the Japan women's roster, only striker Reina Chiba played in this year's Women's World Cup, and she was also a substitute for Japan at the time, only appearing as a substitute in group stage stoppage time. Of the other players, 16 have never played for the Japan women's national team before, and the team is not coached by Tai Ikeda of the national team, but current head coach of the Japanese U20 women's team, Renhisa Kano.
As for the Korean women's football team, there are no overseas players selected for the Asian Games this time, and in recent years, the Chinese women's football team still has a certain advantage in the face of the Korean women's football team, so the prospect of "sonorous rose" winning the championship is actually relatively optimistic. Since the establishment of the women's football program at the 1990 Asian Games, the Chinese women's football team has won the championship three times (1990, 1994, 1998), the North Korean women's football team has also been crowned three times (2002, 2006, 2014), and the Japanese women's football team has reached the top twice (2010, 2018). If the Chinese women's football team can win the championship at the doorstep of this Asian Games, it will overtake the North Korean women's football team and become the team with the most Asian Games women's football championships in history, which will also help the Chinese women's football team boost morale and pave the way for the Olympic women's football qualifiers that will start at the end of October this year.
Red Star News reporter Jiang Shan
Edited by Ou Peng
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