Here are some highlights to the match between China and Brazil yesterday at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, currently happening in our backyard (and do lower down the volume because that Brazilian commentator sounds really annoying). The Brazilians have sunk China with a devastating 4-0 defeat.
From the FIFA website:
When Song Xiaoli beat Andreia only to see her shot come back off the bar in the 16th minute there was no hint of the dominance the Brazilians were going to exert on proceedings. But in a devastating seven-minute spell either side of half-time China came apart badly. It began when the creative midfielder Formiga launched a long ball and Marta’s speed took her beyond Wenxia Han’s despairing lunge. The coolest of finishes did the rest. Marta then turned provider to lay on two goals for Cristiane in the space of two minutes and at 3-0 she struck the post. Her second goal arrived in the 70th minute and was helped on its way into the net via a deflection.
It would now need a remarkable combination of results – a heavy win for Denmark in Brazil’s final group game and a decisive win for China over the Kiwis – to deny the Auriverde a place in the tournament’s last eight.
Here are the teams and standings as of now, and here the upcoming matches. Tickets can be purchased by telephone (24-hour hotline number 400-707-9999) or via the internet. The FIFA Women’s World Cup ends 30 September so go grab your tickets now!