The U.S. women's soccer team shows all-round superiority The women's soccer team at the bottom of the valley is not cared for
The Chinese women's football team defeated the U.S. women's football team 0-3 in an international A-level match in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, in the early morning of today (3rd), Beijing time. In this game, the U.S. women's soccer team has an absolute advantage, and the score on the field is likely to be far more than 3-0.
(1) The women's football team at the bottom of the valley is not cared about
The Chinese women's football team can be said to have completely fallen into a trough after the rout in the round of 12 in the second phase of the Asian zone of the "three major battles" this year, namely the Women's World Cup, the Hangzhou Asian Games Women's Football Tournament and the Paris Women's Olympic Preliminary Tournament. Moreover, after the 1-1 draw with the South Korean women's football team in early November, there seems to be no news at all. However, because the Chinese women's football team has accepted the invitation of the United States before the Olympic preliminaries, it will take advantage of the FIFA-designated women's national football team competition window in early December to go to the United States to play two warm-up matches with the United States women's football team, so before the window, the Chinese Football Association issued a simple announcement, announcing the suspension of the contract with the women's football coach Shui Qingxia, and at the same time appointing the current U20 women's national youth team head coach Wang Jun to be temporarily appointed to coach the Chinese women's football team to the United States to complete the mission. Of course, the personnel of the women's national football team have also been fine-tuned, including Tang Jiali, who has been causing more controversy after this year's Women's World Cup, has also returned to the team.
However, it is a pity that the reason why the Chinese women's football team has attracted attention in the past period of time is because it can continue to participate in continental competitions and has good results, especially in early 2022, which is the first time in 16 years to regain the Asian championship title, which has made the outside world see the so-called hope for the revitalization of women's football. On the other hand, the Chinese women's football team has always been used to "run" the Chinese men's football team at the social level. When the Chinese women's football team no longer has achievements, the attention of all walks of life naturally cools down rapidly.
A more realistic example is: In the past, when the Chinese women's football team went out to play or warmed up, the largest domestic TV station would definitely broadcast it, as it did during the warm-up in Europe before this year's Women's World Cup. But this time, the Chinese women's football team went to the United States to warm up, but there was no movement, let alone broadcasting. Therefore, in order to watch the match of the Chinese women's football team this morning, the reporter had to go over the wall in violation of the law to watch the live broadcast of the local TV station in the United States, and there was no picture in China, and even simple text was rarely seen!
This is actually the real survival situation of the Chinese women's football team now. With results, there will be a large number of followers, and without results, naturally no one cares. Due to the defeat of the Chinese women's football team in all three major battles this year, there will be no official tournament until the 2026 Asian Cup. Therefore, perhaps in the next three years, the Chinese women's football team will spend time in this scenario, which will be in sharp contrast to the treatment in the nearly two years after winning the 2022 Asian Cup. Of course, the Chinese women's football team has been in this kind of scene for so many years, so it may not be uncomfortable.
(2) The U.S. team showed all-round superiority
Back to the battle between China and the United States itself this morning. Although the Chinese women's football team is temporarily coached by Wang Jun, as the coach of the U20 women's youth team, Wang Jun is very familiar with a considerable number of players in the current Chinese women's football team, because these women's football players were the head coach of the national youth team when they played for them. So, although it is only a transition, it is not that I do not know the situation of women's football players. However, due to the short time of taking over, it is impossible for Wang Jun to make major adjustments to the team's skills and tactics, and can only continue the previous women's football team's style of play, and then fine-tune the local area and tactics. In addition, in the previously announced training list, Yang Lina was infected with the new crown, Wu Chengshu was injured in the French league, and Chen Qiaozhu was injured in training, and they were all unable to travel with the team, and the team temporarily recruited Liu Yanqiu and Shen Menglu to participate in this training camp.
More importantly, the Chinese women's football team arrived in Miami, the United States in the early morning of November 30, Beijing time, and then began to participate in the game at 4 am Beijing time on the 3rd, with a 13-hour time difference between the two places, and there is also a journey. Although mentioning these would be considered "exculpatory suspicions", and as a professional player, you must adapt to these objective situations, it has to be said that the reversal of night and day has indeed seriously affected the performance of Chinese women's football players. Moreover, before the game, midfielder Wang Aifang and new goalkeeper Gao Jingyao failed to enter the list of the game because of fever, and the Chinese women's football team only had 18 players to participate in this game.
After the start of the game, the Chinese women's football team played in a 442 formation, and the 19-year-old active U20 women's youth players Wang Siqian and Dou Jiaxing partnered to become a central defender combination, which was somewhat surprising, and Wang Siqian was also the only newcomer in the starting lineup. Of course, this is also a manifestation of the current "lack of people" in the back line of the Chinese women's football team, as a key player in the national youth team, let Wang Siqian feel the pressure and atmosphere of the national team in advance, it may not be a good thing in the long run. Chen Qiaozhu at left-back was unable to travel with the team due to injury, Liu Yanqiu was pulled from the right to the left, and Li Mengwen continued to play at right-back.
In midfield, Yao Wei, who had been fixed in the central defender position, was pushed to the central midfield position and partnered with Shen Mengyu, while the flanks were still No. 19 Zhang Linyan and No. 17 Yan Jinjin. At the top of the front line is Wuzhi Gumula, and Tang Jiali is cruising behind. Therefore, the formation in actual combat is more like 4411.
However, because the gap in the overall strength of the Chinese women's football team is too obvious, although it chose to take the initiative to give up possession of the ball, shrink the overall formation, and also take the initiative to grab when defending, the distance between the three lines is still too large, and it is easy to lose position, so the US women's football team easily took advantage of the gap to pour the ball up. In the 8th minute, the U.S. women's football team broke through the cross from the left side, and Smith, who was inserted in the back, outflanked in the middle and easily scored the goal, rewriting the score to 1-0. After that, the U.S. women's football team completely took the initiative on the field and created too many chances, but they didn't grasp the opportunities and failed to further expand the score. Statistics show that the Chinese women's football team had less than 24% of the ball in the first half, while the US women's football team was 76%, and in the entire first half, the Chinese women's football team only had two or three chances to attack the 35-meter area of the United States team.
After the change of sides, the Chinese women's football team took the lead in personnel adjustments, one end and one end, No. 20 Wuri Gumula and No. 25 Wang Siqian were replaced, No. 7 Wang Yanwen and No. 27 Huo Yuexin appeared. At the same time, the entire formation was also adjusted, Yao Wei was pulled back to the central defender position, partnered with Dou Jiaxing, No. 9 Shen Mengyu served as a single defensive midfielder, No. 7 Wang Yanwen and No. 27 Huo Yuexin played two attacking midfield positions, Tang Jiali was pushed to the front, and the overall formation became 4141. This adjustment has had a certain effect, especially in the midfield, which has effectively strengthened interception and scrambling. Moreover, he also sampled the high-pressure method for a period of time and grabbed the ball a few times. However, because of the overall strength of the U.S. women's football team, Holland and Rodman scored two goals in the 52nd and 77th minutes in the second half. In addition to Rodman's goals, her previous two goals were assists. In the end, the U.S. women's soccer team won 3-0.
As the commentator of the American television broadcast said, "In the first half, the 1-0 lead of the American team did not reflect the complete initiative of the American women's football team on the field, and it was not until Rodman scored the third goal that the huge advantage of the American women's football team in this game was somewhat reflected." Statistics show that the U.S. women's football team had 20 shots on goal in the whole game, and the Chinese women's football team only had 2 shots, of which the U.S. women's football team had 11 shots within the goal frame, and the Chinese women's football team had 2 shots within the goal frame. In terms of corner kicks, the U.S. women's football team has 7 times, and the Chinese women's football team has only 1 corner kick opportunity in the second half. Two simple sets of numbers are enough to show the advantage of the U.S. women's football team against the Chinese team.