“September 18-27 is the last FIFA Days before the opening of the World Cup in Qatar. The six Asian teams that won tickets to the World Cup are busy arranging friendlies. Even other teams in Asia also, even one of the weakest teams like Brunei has a friendly match. Particularly, the Chinese team did not play any matches“, Titan Plus wrote.
While the teams actively played friendly matches to rub and accumulate points to improve FIFA rankings, the Chinese team did not join forces. The Chinese National Championship is still going on as usual.
Chinese media said that the epidemic factor was only part of the cause. The Chinese team has not focused since the defeat in the third qualifying round of the World Cup at the end of March. The East Asian Cup in July, they attended with mostly young players under the guidance of the coach. member Aleksandar Jankovic.
“In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the Vietnam Football Federation invited India and Singapore to attend the international tournament. Vietnam easily defeated Singapore 4-0 on September 21 and will meet India on September 27. The federation Brunei football also invited Laos and Maldives to attend the friendly tournament. Brunei lost to Maldives 0-3 and will meet Laos on September 27,” Titan Plus wrote.
The article on Titan Plus also updated the results of a series of friendly matches of Asian teams and expressed disappointment with the Chinese Football Association.
Sohu wrote: “Chinese football is like a frog at the bottom of a well, living in its own world, like a clown. The sad fact is that the Chinese men’s team has not played a friendly match since the last time. on August 30, 2019 when defeating Myanmar with a score of 4-1”.
“The Chinese Super League is still going on. This type of organization goes against the trend of world football, reflecting the amateurism of the Chinese Football Association,” the Sohu article reads.
Chinese media and fans are also worried about the future of the team because coach Li Xiaopeng has “disappeared” since the end of March when he has never appeared in front of the media. He received a wave of criticism and requests to resign but has yet to speak out.
“Don’t talk about friendly matches when you still haven’t seen the national coach. The Asian Cup is coming, the 2026 World Cup qualifiers are about to start with 8.5 places for Asia. But we should not dream too much. “, Sohu wrote.
Duy Minh – Zing.vn | 16:00 September 25, 2022