The national football team will welcome two warm-up matches later this month after the new National Football Championship is released. The opponents in the field changed from Jordan to Myanmar. However, the national football match with Myanmar still made the three parties feel satisfied. The Myanmar side can learn from the strong team and the national football team is expected to gain confidence. Lippi also believes that kicking Myanmar is a good simulation of the Asian Cup against the Philippines.
Although the Myanmar team currently ranks only 135th in the international rankings and 21st in Asia, in Asia, this team still has the characteristics of delicate feet and fast offense and defense. The Chinese team has been dealing with such opponents. Can also achieve certain gains. If you can win the Myanmar team, the Chinese team can accumulate more confidence. Of course, the national football cannot be taken care of.
Lippi: If you win Myanmar, you can build confidence
The Football Association stated on the official website that "In 2018, the Chinese Football Association China Team International Football Match, the Chinese National Men's Football Team and the Myanmar National Men's Soccer Team will compete in the Nanjing Football Club, Jiangsu Province on May 26, 2018 (Saturday). The Jiangning Sports Center Stadium will be held.”
After the media reported that the national football team will participate in a warm-up match between Nanjing and Jordan on May 26, and Jordan entered the Asian Cup finals in 2019. Myanmar is a traditional underdog and failed to enter the Asian Cup finals in 2019. The recent match between the two teams took place in the qualifying phase of the Asian qualifying round in October 2007. The country is 7-0 and 4-0. The score finishes the double kill easily.
Before the draw for the Asian Cup group stage, National Football Club coach Lippi said in an interview. In the remaining international competition day in 2018, the national football team will find Asian teams to warm up and no longer seek to compete with the world's top teams. Among the opponents of the national team's Asian Cup group match, the two remaining teams are the first to qualify for the Asian Cup finals in addition to Laos and South Korea. They are the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan respectively.Tan. Looking for warm-up in Myanmar, but also in line with the National Football Team warm-up ideas for the series of warm-up preparations for the Asian Cup.
Because some Chinese national cups at the beginning of the year were considered by Lippi as "not able to work, there is no sense of national team honour", Lippi recruited six U-23 players, including the latest training list. This season, Suning star Huang Zichang has emerged in the Super League and Chen Binbin of Shanghai Port. In addition, Evergrande, a large international player, has only four players named Zheng Zhi, Zeng Cheng, Deng Hanwen, and Zhang Linyi. During his interview, Lippi repeatedly emphasized that before the Asian Cup, it will complete the task of updating and replacing the national football. From the list of the new national football, it can also be seen that Silver Fox has really made a determination to exchange blood.
Lippi is renewed, decided after the Asian Cup
In October 2016, Lippi took over the Chinese team. His contract with the Chinese Football Association ended exactly after the Asian Cup. Prior to this, Lippi was interviewed by Italian media on several occasions, all of which had been “closed” by the two parties, and after the second round of the China Cup and the Czech press conference, Lippi volunteered to decide whether to renew the contract after the Asian Cup. Obviously, behind the issue of renewal, there is a great deal of mystery.
If the Asian Cup prior to the renewal of the 2022 World Cup, this means Lippi's ultimate goal It is the next World Cup qualifier. The Silver Fox may use the opportunity of the Asian Cup to alternate the old and the new, through the contest to test which young players really have the power to beat the World Cup preliminaries.
On the other hand, once Lippi’s insight into the renewal of the contract is no longer a possibility, the Asian Cup will be the swan song for him to lead the national team. It would be difficult for Lippi to balance the 2022 World Cup.
Football commentator Xu Jiang believes that Lippi's contract renewal is not optimistic.