March 19 News According to the arrangement, the National Football Team will go to the away game against New Zealand on March 23 and 26
The national team played two warm-up matches.
Ma Dexing wrote that when many teams in Asia are warming up with teams of comparable strength within Asia, only the Chinese team is on an expedition. Such an arrangement is not easy to understand.
It may be more valuable if the national football team goes to West Asia to play, for example, to Dubai.
In the future, the national football games will basically be concentrated in Asia, especially the confrontation with West Asian teams.
After the reorganization of the new national football team, let more new faces experience the atmosphere, climate and other factors of the West Asian competition, which may be more meaningful than going south to New Zealand.
More importantly, the national football team is by no means unable to find warm-up opponents in West Asia.
Originally, in March this year, the West Asian Football Federation will host the 10th West Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Among the 12 affiliated member associations, all except Qatar will send teams to participate.
But in early February, the UAE Football Association suddenly announced that it would give up hosting, which actually created opportunities for teams in West Asia and even the Chinese team to arrange warm-up matches.
Judging from the warm-up situation of Asian opponents, South Korea and Japan will warm up with Colombia and Uruguay successively. This is equivalent to a joint invitation from the football associations of the two countries, and each can save nearly half of the cost.
Australia invited Ecuador to Sydney and Melbourne for two matches.
The Saudi Football Association also invited the Venezuelan and Bolivian teams, but the two teams proposed to use this window to play two games, so the Saudi side contacted the Uzbekistan national team, which has a good relationship, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to accompany the two South American teams.
A warm-up match.
The Chinese team is currently ranked 11th in Asia. If they want to become the first team in the top 36 in the future and avoid the six World Cup teams, they need to have two national team competition windows in March and June.
Play more games and win more games, and it is best to be a team with a higher ranking than the Chinese team.
In this case, Oman, Uzbekistan, Iraq and other teams that rank higher than the Chinese team in Asia are ideal warm-up targets.
The latest ranking of the New Zealand national team in FIFA is 105th, which is 20 places lower than that of the Chinese team.
This means that even if the Chinese team wins both games, it is a “reasonable” victory because they rank higher than their opponents, and the technical points they get are quite limited.
But once invincible, the national football team will not only lose technical points, but even have to buckle down.