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Camacho names roster for upcoming friendly against Spain

Jose Antonio Camacho has named his squad for the upcoming Chinese friendly against Spain and it has a number of surprises. The biggest was Camacho’s failure to name Piao Cheng to the roster, despite widespread expectations that he would be a part of the team. There are a number of new players entering Camacho’s side for the first time, but he’s also surprisingly stuck by Sun Xiang and Zheng Zhi. Also, his failure to name any Liaoning player, especially the Chinese Super League’s leading Chinese scorer Yang Xu, is another disappointment.

Guangzhou Evergrande: Sun Xiang, Zheng Zhi, Feng Xiaoting, Zhang Linpeng, Qin Sheng, Zhao Xuri, Gao Lin
Beijing Guoan: Yu Yang, Wang Xiaolong
Jiangsu Sainty: Liu Jianye
Shandong Luneng: Zheng Zheng, Hao Junmin, Geng Xiaofeng
Qingdao Jonoon: Liu Jian
Shanghai Shenhua: Feng Renliang
Dalian Shide: Lu Peng
Henan Jianye: Zeng Cheng, Zhao Peng, Zhang Li
Dalian Aerbin: Yu Dabao
Guangzhou R&F: Tang Miao, Xu Bo, Zhang Yuan
Beira Mar: Zhang Chengdong

*Names in italics are new to Camacho’s roster

Brandon Chemers aka B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – is a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese blogosphere.

He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Wild East Football and is one of the lonely souls writing about Chinese football in English for the last 10 years.

Chemers’ credentials are second to none – his former blog focused not only on the fortunes of his beloved Beijing Guoan FC, but a multitude of other aspects of Beijing life. He’s deservedly built a reputation in the Chinese blogosphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers.

For WEF, beyond writing about Guoan, he often focuses on fan culture and the business of Chinese football.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Dan

    24/05/2012 at 18:35

    Yang Xu must be feeling pretty sad.

  2. Mike Zhu

    31/05/2012 at 23:03

    I think it’s been so funny that there are so few Guo an players selected, while they perform the best with the fewest foreign players in the Chinese Super League…

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