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Asian Games back up for Chinese women's soccer team

ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: February 9, 2022 L M S


Xiao Yuyi becomes China's winner as South Korea's Jang Sel-gi chases back in vain during AFC Women's Asian Cup final in Navi Mumbai, India, on Feb 6. [Photo/AFP]

The Chinese women's soccer team rekindled their famous fighting spirit after having trailed 2-0 in the final of the AFC Women's Asian Cup and battled back to lift the Asian championship triumph after a 16-year wait.

The event, which took place in Navi Mumbai, India, on the night of Feb 6, has captured the imagination of the "Steel Roses" and their ecstatic fans, both of which are looking forward to another victory at the 19th Asian Games in East China's Hangzhou in September.

According to the organizing committee of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, women's football will kick off on Sept 12 at the eight football venues of the Games and the final will take place at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on Sept 23.

Shui Qingxia, head coach of the Chinese women's football team, has said in previous interviews that the next task for the "Steel Roses" is to prepare for the 19th Asian Games, and if everything goes as planned, all the aces of the Asian Cup will be available for the big event.

The Chinese women's football team gave an outstanding performance at the AFC Women's Asian Cup. It defeated Vietnam 3-1 in the quarterfinals and managed to beat Japan in the point spheres in the semifinal match. In the final match against South Korea, the Chinese team made three goals in a row after trailing 2-0.

The team owes its success to its relentless fighting spirit. It takes courage to turn despair into hope and the women's team has shown it possesses that courage.


A bird's-eye view of the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]