, Beijing, December 12 According to the organizers of the event, on December 7, Beijing time, the second friendly match between the Chinese U12 women's football team and the Australian U6 women's football team was held in the outfield of Xiamen Egret Stadium, and the Chinese team won 20:20. In the match on December 3, the Chinese U1 women's football team lost 12:3 to the Australian team.

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In the opening 7 minutes, Jiang Chenjing, the No. 11 player of the Chinese team, sent a corner kick, and Zhang Chenqian, the No. 18 on the right side, got the ball and shot the goal, 1:0. In the second half, the Chinese team continued to attack. In the 66th minute, Yu Jiaqi, the substitute of the Chinese team's No. 14, crossed from the left, and the Australian defender Alexia scored an own goal in front of the goal, and the score was rewritten to 2:0. In the 85th minute, Yu Jiaqi took the ball and ran for a long time and got up to expand the score again. Four minutes later, Alexia seized the opportunity to pull one back in a scuffle in the box.

After the game, Lu Xin, the executive head coach of the Chinese team, affirmed the performance of the players, "We lost the game by the same score three days ago. Today we are more process-oriented. Played more openly, attacked more. At the moment, the team is not evenly staffed, and we want to get a satisfactory result. Lu Xin believes that the two friendly matches are of great significance for the two teams to prepare for the U20 Women's Asian Cup.

Despite losing the second game, Australia Under-20 coach Leah Blaney also acknowledged the performance: "Our players were excellent in both games. They came across the ocean to China to play friendly matches to familiarize them with the rhythm of international competitions. We rotated the squad well in both games and also identified some seeded players who could play in the Asian Cup. I believe they have also gained high-quality combat experience. "

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In addition to the two friendly matches, the China-Australia U20 women's football team also participated in the Xiamen campus at the beginning of the month, and had a series of game interactions and exchanges with the women's football teams of many schools in Xiamen. The Australian team also organized a trip to Gulangyu Island on the 4th to experience the local culture.

Qiao Ruiqi, captain of the Chinese U20 women's football team, said: "Opponents on the field, friends off the field. We had a great exchange with the Australian team at a range of events. We got along very well. I am glad that they can come to China to experience our local culture. I hope there will be more exchanges like this in the future.

"We attach great importance to the Asian Cup in Uzbekistan in March next year, and we hope that both China and Australia can achieve good results in the competition." (ENDS)