Wang Shuang Leads Squad for China's Women's World Cup Campaign

May 29, 2019
Editor: Song Linlin
Wang Shuang of China greets spectators after the final match between China and Cameroon at the 2019 International Women's Football Tournament in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, April 7, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Paris Saint-German player Wang Shuang has been named in China's squad for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in France, as the Chinese head coach Jia Xiuquan announced his 23-member roster on Monday.

The injury-haunted PSG star, 24, who joined the French-capital-based club last August and played an attacking role for most of time, was listed along with Song Duan and Tan Ruyin in midfield and handed the playmaker's No. 7 shirt.

Her attacking partner Wang Shanshan in last year's Jakarta Asian Games received her call-up too, with the other two forwards of the Chinese squad being 28-year-old veteran Yang Li and 26-year-old Li Ying.

The Chinese team had departed from Beijing late last Friday, bringing 26 players to France to kick off the final phase preparation in their pre-tournament training camp in Auxerre, France, over one-hour drive from Paris.

A few of friendlies have been scheduled while they try to recover from jetlag and adjust to the environment, including a match against the hosts France in Creteil on Friday in the lead-up to the world's grand event of women's football.

China have been drawn into Group B alongside with Germany, Spain and South Africa at the quadrennial soccer tournament, which will be held from June 7 to July 7 in nine French cities.

Their opening game will be against the second-ranked Germany in Rennes, France's west coast city, on June 8.

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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