Vasco dropped to 10th in the standings, having lost four of their past five fixtures.
KUNMING, China, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese women's national football team, has expressed confidence that his team can beat South Korea in next year's qualifying playoff to secure a berth in the Tokyo Olympics.
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Zhang, a football coach of teenagers in a local sports school, once helped gain fourth place with his team in the 2019 national beach football contest held by the Chinese Football Association. This time, his group beat their opponents 4-1 with a good start on the first day of the 2020 Ningxia desert sports contest.
Most Valuable Player in the regular season, finals and All-stars, Ji almost claimed every individual honor, but on the collective level, she dreamed of winning the championship.
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"I am taking it year by year and we have just started a new season: I hope I can last a long time in the national team," he commented.
The clash will be a replay of the 2019 Copa America final, which Brazil won 3-1 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Jia said that he had made plans for a three-phase training camp ahead of the playoff.
"Seeing his dominance for so long, I don't think anyone - and especially me - thought I'd be anywhere near Michael's records. It's an incredible honour."
Xinjiang restrained Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break on the way to winning the game.