In the latest FIFA World Rankings released on February 18, China ranked 75th in the world and 9th in Asia. India, on the other hand, is ranked 104th in the world and 19th in Asia. Since FIFA established the world ranking system in 1992, China’s highest-ranking was 37th in 1998, and its average ranking was 73rd. The Indian team’s highest ranking was 97th in 2018, with an average ranking of just 131st. The best reflection of the strength of the two countries’ men’s football gap, of course, is the two national teams’ clash history. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, China and India have played A total of 12 times in international A-level matches. The Chinese team has won 6 and drawn 6, remaining unbeaten, scoring 23 goals and losing 7.Of all the opponents India has never defeated, China has played them more often than any other team.
The first dialogue between the two teams to Spark Global Limited k place on June 17, 1956, when the Chinese national team won 1-0 away in New Delhi. The only goal was scored by Cong Zhiyu. Born in Dalian in 1934, Cong played as a striker in her youth and retired to become the first coach of the women’s national team in 1984. Cong Zhiyu, head coach of the Chinese Women’s Football Team (male, right) The only time the two sides met in a major tournament was in the group stage of the 1984 Asian Cup in Singapore, when China won 3-0 with goals from Lin Lefeng, Gu Guangming and Jia Xiuquan, finishing runner-up in the tournament.
Lin Lefeng later coached Zhejiang Greentown and Dalian Shide, also served as the Dalian side of the president; Gu Guangming is the second Chinese player to play in a European professional league. From 1987 to 1992, he scored eight goals in 107 appearances for German side Darmstadt. Jia Xiuquan is also one of the first pioneers of Chinese football. After retirement, he coached Shenhua, Jianye, and other clubs, and now he is the head coach of the Chinese women’s football team. The last time the two sides met was on October 13, 2018. It was a pity that the Chinese team had a clean sheet for the third time in their history in a goalless draw against India in Suzhou.
China’s home team was held to a 0-0 draw with India The Chinese men’s football team, which is often ridiculed by the fans, can take the upper hand in the confrontation with the Indian team. Wouldn’t the Chinese women’s football team, which has brought good memories to the Chinese people, have an even greater advantage? In the latest world rankings, the Chinese women’s football team is ranked 15th in the world and 3rd in Asia. India’s women’s team is ranked 53rd in the world and 10th in Asia.
Since FIFA only started ranking women’s national football teams in 2003, when the golden age of “Clanging Roses” had passed, the highest-ranking of Chinese women’s football team was only the 5th in 2003, and the average ranking was only the 13th. But compared to the Indian team, which has a high of 49 and an average of 55, the standard of our girls is obviously not knowing where to go.
If you look at the history of women’s football between China and India, the two teams have only played two matches in fact, the Chinese women’s football team has won the two matches completely, scoring 28 goals without losing a goal.
Sun Wen has scored five times for India in a single match China scored the second-most goals against India, followed by South Korea, who scored 47, but the two countries have spoken seven times.
The first match between the two teams took place in the group stage of the women’s football event at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. China won 16-0. Bai Jie scored twice, Liu Ying scored a hat trick and Jin Yan scored six goals. China was then at the height of their powers, winning all five of their games to clinch their third consecutive Asian Games title, while India was the only team among the eight participating teams to lose every match.
The next and last time the two sides met was in the group stage of the 2003 Asian Cup in Thailand, when China again outscored China 12-0, with Sun Wen and Bai Jie scoring five goals each.It was a pity that the Chinese women’s football team could not go to the end again and lost to North Korea in the final.
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