China PR name strong squad for regional meet
Beijing: China PR women's head coach Jia Xiuquan has announced his list of 25 players ahead of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Korea Republic 2019.
Jia has selected a squad that featuresformer Paris Saint-Germain star Wang Shuang, Gu Yahsa, Zhang Rui and Li Ying.
Seven players from the Jiangsu Suning Ladies FC side who finished second in the inaugural AFC Women's Club Championship, including Peng Shimeng and Yang Li, have also been included.
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While seeking to lift the title for the first time, the Championship will serve as good preparation for the final qualifying round of the 2020 Women's Olympic Football Tournament next February.
The Steel Roses will open their campaign against host nation Korea Republic on December 10, before playing Japan and Chinese Taipei in the round robin competition.
NATIONAL TEAM | Jia Xiuquan confirmed today the 25-name squad who will play the EAFF Women’s Championship. The competition, held in Busan (South Korea), starts on day 10 as China making their debut against the hosts. Kick-off 15:15. #SteelRoses pic.twitter.com/ASMlxjvR50— China Women's Football (@CHNWNT) December 4, 2019
China PR preliminary squad list
Goalkeepers: Peng Shimeng (Jiangsu Suning), Bi Xiaolin (Dalian), Zhu Yu (Wuhan Jiangda).
Defenders: Li Mengwen (Jiangsu Suning), Wang Ying (Wuhan Jiangda), Liu Shanshan (Beijing BG Phoenix), Huang Wang (Dalian), Wu Haiyan (Wuhan Jiangda), Lin Yuping (Wuhan Jiangda), Luo Guiping (Guangdong Huijun), Zhai Qingwei (Jiangsu Suning).
Midfielders: Ma Jun (Jiangsu Suning), Fang Jie (Shanghai Shengli), Yao Wei (Wuhan Jiangda), Zhang Rui (Changchun Zhuoyue), Yao Lingwei (Jiangsu Suning), Pang Fengyue (Changchun Zhuoyue), Gu Yasha (Beijing BG Phoenix), Wang Shuang (Wuhan Jiangda).
Forwards: Yang Li (Jiangsu Suning), Zhang Xin (Shanghai Shengli), Song Duan (Dalian), Tang Jiali (Jiangsu Suning), Li Ying (Guangdong Huijun), Yang Man (Shandong).
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