The drawing ceremony of the 2019 French Womens Football World Cup was held at the Seine Concert Hall in France in the early morning of Beijing time yesterday. The Chinese womens football team was drawn into Group B, with German, Spanish and South African womens football teams competing in the same group. The Womens Football World Cup will be held in nine cities of France from June 7 to July 7 next year. The first match of the Chinese womens football team will start at 3 a.m. Beijing time on June 9 against the German womens football team.
Opponents: The strong are always strong, while the weak are not weak.
In this years Asian Womens Football Cup, Chinese Womens Football Team beat Thai Womens Football Team 3-1 in the final of 34 womens football matches, and won the World Cup tickets smoothly. This is the 7th time that Chinese Womens Football Team has appeared in the World Cup. The last Canadian Womens Football World Cup in 2015, under the leadership of Hao Wei, the Chinese womens football team defeated the American womens football team 0-1 in the quarter-finals, stopping in the top 8.
In the current French Womens Football World Cup, 24 teams were divided into six groups. The 15th-ranked Chinese Womens Football Team was classified as the third-tier team, with two European teams and an African upstart team. This is not a good sign.
In the last World Cup, the German womens football team defeated the final champion U.S. team 0-2 in the semi-finals. In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the German womens football team beat Sweden 2-1 in the final to win the championship. Last year, Germany lost 1-2 to Denmark in the quarter-finals of the European Womens Football Championship. The German womens football team has played against the Chinese womens football team 30 times before, and the Chinese womens football team has won 8, won 6 and lost 16 times. At the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, the Chinese womens football team was defeated by 0-8.
The Spanish womens football team ranked bottom in the last World Cup. Last year, they lost to the Austrian womens football team in the quarter-finals of the European Cup, stopping in the top eight. In the previous U19 Womens Football Championships and U20 Womens World Youth Championships, the Spanish Womens Football Team lost to France and Japan respectively and won the second place.
South African Womens Football Team is the first time to enter the World Cup finals. In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the Chinese womens football team beat the opponent 2-0 in the group match, scoring Tan Ruyin and Guyasha. In that match, Tan Ruyin scored a hanging shot 40 meters away at the end of the match to help the Chinese team lock in the victory. Now, Tan Ruyin has faded out of the training list of the Chinese womens football team. South African Womens Football Team has made rapid progress in recent years. In the finals of the just-concluded Womens Football African Cup, South African Womens Football Team lost to Nigeria in penalty shoot-out and came second.
Jia Xiuquan: No weak team, do yourself well
From the Canadian Womens Football World Cup in 2015 to the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Chinese womens football team, under the leadership of Hao Wei and Bruno, both reached the top 8 and stopped in the top 8. The top 8 of the world championship, just like the ceiling of the current Chinese womens football team, faced with the strong team, the team still has no confidence to win.
In the Asian Cup of Womens Football in April this year, Chinese Womens Football Team defeated Japanese Womens Football Team 1-3 in the semi-final. In the final of the Asian Games in August, the Chinese womens football team again lost 1-0 to the Japanese womens football team. In front of the strong team, the Chinese womens football team is still almost.
Since Jia Xiuquan coached Chinese women in May this year, the team has quickly stepped out of the previous detours. The teams biggest highlight this year was the 2-0 victory over the Korean womens football team in the Asian Games group match, which was the real defeat of the Chinese womens football team against a strong Asian team. When facing the European team, the Chinese womens football team drew 0-0 in the friendship match against Portuguese womens football team and defeated Finland womens football team 2-1. Neither team has entered the finals of next years World Cup.
Jia Xiuquan, who attended the lottery ceremony, was very calm. As for the result of the lottery, he said: Nothing is unsatisfactory. Anyone can draw, and there will be no weak team who can enter the World Cup. For Chinese womens football team, no matter who draws it, its most important to be good at yourself.
The situation of womens football in the world is quite different from the last one in 2015. For Chinese womens football, it is more important not to break through the ceiling of the top 8 of the world championships, but to continue to touch the ceiling first. According to the schedule, the 2nd place in Group B of China Womens Football Team will face the 1st place in Group F, and the 1st place in Group F will probably be American Womens Football Team.
Wang Shuang of the Saint Germain Womens Football Team in Paris said: I participated in the World Cup for the first time when I was 20 years old. After four years of hard work, I am looking forward to better performance this time. As long as we can work together and do every step well, everything is possible. Go back to Sohu and see more