Adelaide, Australia, July 8 – The Chinese language nationwide soccer crew arrived in South Australia (SA) on Saturday to take part within the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup.
On a cold winter morning, followers waited on the airport in Adelaide, the capital metropolis of SA, to welcome the Chinese language crew with flowers as presents, cheering the gamers, “Metal Roses, come on China!” experiences Xinhua.
The 2023 World Cup might be held in Australia and New Zealand between July 20-August 20.
Solely the highest two groups from eight teams will enter the spherical of 16, as that is the primary time that girls’s soccer’s largest event will broaden to a 32-team format.
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China, having clinched the Asian Cup final yr, are positioned in Group D with England, Denmark and Haiti.
“To be frank, the gamers are usually not at present 100% prepared for the World Cup. I hope they’ll hit their peak stage because the event nears,” stated head coach Shui Qingxia earlier this week earlier than departure to Adelaide.
“It doesn’t matter what unfolds within the World Cup, I hope my gamers can face challenges with a smile and exhibit China’s preventing spirit to all our followers.”
On the 2019 World Cup in France, the Metal Roses have been knocked out within the spherical of 16. “This time, we’re actually seeking to make our goal increased since this offers us extra motivation,” stated Shui.