China undergoes ‘patriotic education’ to win Women’s World Cup

first_imgThe squad was pictured with notebooks on their laps and a large Chinese flag next to a projector screen at the front of the classroom.The CFA, which is often lambasted by Chinese football fans for its running of the game — it previously banned tattoos — said that the “activities… left a deep mark in the hearts of the players”.China’s “Steel Roses” will need to pull off a shock if they are to make a serious impact at the World Cup.They are ranked 16th by FIFA and compete in a tough Group B that contains Spain, South Africa and two-time champions Germany.China’s best performance at a World Cup was in 1999, when they lost the final to hosts the United States on penalties.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card View comments LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Whether it helps China beat European heavyweights Germany in their World Cup opener on June 8 is debatable, but captain Wu Haiyan said: “Patriotic education is of great significance to us who are going to play for our country.”The Chinese Football Association (CFA), the governing body, hailed it as essential preparation to face the world’s best football teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDuring the class on Monday in Beijing, Professor Wen Jing from Beijing Normal University spoke at length to all the players and coaches.They studied China’s constitution and laws, which “made the squad clear about the basic rights and obligations of citizens, and deepened their understanding of patriotic rules from the moral, legal and political levels”, the CFA said. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES China’s silver medallists football players pose with Jack Ma, Chairman of the Alibaba Corporation (in black 5th from back row), during the medal ceremony for the women’s football match at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 31, 2018. (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP)China’s Women’s World Cup football team swapped the training pitch for the classroom to beef up its political knowledge and reinforce its dedication to the communist-ruled country.In a step that is unlikely to be replicated by their rivals at next month’s tournament in France, the whole squad sat down for a series of lectures dubbed “Motherland in My Heart”.ADVERTISEMENT Led by Paris Saint-Germain’s Wang Shuang, China’s women carry the hopes of a nation that under football-fan President Xi Jinping has grand ambitions.Xi wants the country of 1.4 billion people to host and even one day win the men’s World Cup.But the men’s side has reached football’s top table only once, in 2002, when they hastily departed without a point or scoring a goal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Chadao-FEU secures last PBA D-League playoff berth Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guardlast_img

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