China was humiliated by allowing a come-from-behind defeat to Hong Kong on the first day of the new year.
The Chinese national soccer team, ranked 79th in the FIFA rankings, played a closed friendly match against Hong Kong
ranked 150th in the FIFA rankings, at Baniyas Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 1st (Korean time) and lost 1-2.
According to China’s ‘Sohu’, China took the lead with Tanlong’s first goal in the 9th minute of the first half. 스포츠토토
However, in the 6th minute of the second half, they gave up an equalizer to Kitchi SC’s Pun Pui Hin.
And in the 11th minute of the second half, midfielder Wang Sangyuan was in crisis after making an insulting comment to the referee and receiving a red card.
China, which was outnumbered, collapsed. In the 15th minute of the second half, they allowed a comeback by giving up multiple goals to Funpuihin, and in the 19th minute of the second half
the national team coach was sent off, and even defender Wu Xiaochong was sent off in the 27th minute of the second half, destroying themselves.
In the end, China fell to its knees.
This is the 3rd consecutive loss in the A match. China lost 0-3 to Korea in the North and Central America World Cup Asia 2nd qualifying round last November, and also lost 0-2 to Oman on December 29.
In addition, Hong Kong, which is evaluated as one level below
has also been caught off guard, and the atmosphere has calmed down with the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, which will begin on the 12th, just around the corner.
It has been 39 years since China lost to Hong Kong in an international match. Sohu said, “It’s a shame.
The last loss the national team recorded against Hong Kong was in the World Cup qualifiers on May 19, 1985. At that time
China failed to advance to the second round of the World Cup qualifiers for the first time, resulting in the May 19 incident.
After that, Hong Kong “We recorded 10 wins and 6 draws against our opponents.”
In fact, China lost to Hong Kong in a penalty shootout in the 1995 Dynasty Cup. However
it appears that the penalty shoot-out is excluded because it is considered a draw in official records.
The Chinese national team began camp training in Shanghai on December 17 last year.
Considering that the first round of the Asian Cup group stage against Kyrgyzstan will be held on the 13th
group training alone lasts as long as 27 days. Among the countries participating in the Asian Cup, the training period is the 6th longest.
In China, excessive long-term training and physical training are pointed out as the cause of poor performance.
Now, China is scheduled to play the final evaluation match against the local UAE club team on the 5th.
The last chance to change the atmosphere ahead of the Asian Cup main stage.
Sohu said, “It is known that the national team, which was trying to prepare for the Asian Cup through the match against Hong Kong
played its worst game with unexpected performance,” and added, “As coach Aleksandar Jankovic
there is no time to express regret or dissatisfaction. We will quickly shake off the negative atmosphere and get back on our feet.
We need to help them. The challenge is how to escape trauma when there is not much time left,” he emphasized.