Beijing, September 9 -- In the group stage of the men's football team of the Hangzhou Asian Games on the evening of the 21st, the Chinese men's football team defeated the Myanmar team 21:4 and qualified from the group one round earlier.

In the first round of the group, the national football team beat India 5:1 to get off to a good start. Against Myanmar, the Chinese team continued its good momentum.

The national football Asian Games team celebrates the goal. Image source: IC photo

In terms of the starting lineup, the Chinese team has only one adjustment compared to the last game: Huang Jiahui partners Jiang Shenglong as a central defender, and the left and right sides of the defense line are still Liu Yang and Wang Zhenao; Wang Haijian, Xu Haoyang, Gao Tianyi sat in midfield; Tan Long played as a striker, with Tao Qianglong and Dai Weijun on the left and right; The goalkeeper is Han Jiaqi.

The starting lineup of the national football Asian Games team. Image source: Chinese football team

In the opening period, the Chinese team took the initiative. In the 15th minute, striker Tan Long broke the deadlock with a header to give China a 1-0 lead over Myanmar.

In the 19th minute, Wang Zhenao provided an assist, and Tan Long scored with another header, scoring two goals in five minutes. Just 5 minutes later, Wang Zhenao scored with a wonderful volley from inside the box!

In the 43rd minute, Liu Yang assisted Dai Weijun to score. At the end of the first half, China led 4-0.

Yibian fought again, and the Chinese team continued to take the initiative on the field, but did not extend the score. In the end, the national football team defeated Myanmar 4:0.

In the final round of the group stage, China will face Bangladesh, who lost the previous two games.

According to the rules, if the Asian Games team qualifies as the first in the group, it will play the third place in Group B or D. Judging from the current group situation, it is likely to be one of Vietnam, Qatar or Palestine.

Objectively speaking, for the national football Asian Games team, the group qualification is only the most basic goal, after all, the opponents in this group stage are limited, and the most important thing is the hard battle in the knockout stage later.

According to statistics, from 2002 to 2018, in the five Asian Games, the national football Asian Games teams were out in the first round of the knockout round.

In this year's home game, if the Chinese team wants to complete the goal of advancing to the final, it needs to start by breaking the "one-round tour" circle.

In addition, the national football team will have its last training camp before the World Cup qualifiers in October, and many young players from this Asian Games team will be added to the national football team.

If they can play a few more tough battles in the Asian Games, it will help them integrate into the national football team faster in the future, add vitality to the team, and better cope with the Asian round of 36 of the World Preliminary Round.

Keep up the good work, lads! (End)