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China women beat Myanmar reach Asian Cup semis

China women’s national team reached the semifinal of the 2014 Asian Cup on Saturday evening with a 3-0 win over Myanmar that also assures the Steel Roses of a place at next year’s World Cup.

AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2014

China 3

Myanmar 0

Coach Hao Wei made changes to the side that overcame Thailand so easily on matchday one and the result was a far from smooth performance.

Goals from Ren Guixin, Ma Xiaoxu and tournament top-scorer Yang Li eventually sealed a comfortable success for the Chinese side.

Hao has promised to make multiple changes for the final group fixture with South Korea on Monday evening in order to give unused squad members a chance to impress.

The game will be shown live on CCTV5 at 20.15 Beijing time.

Based in Guangzhou, Christopher covers Chinese football for a range of media outlets worldwide and is Wild East Football’s lead editor for news content.
 
His work can regularly be seen on ESPN FC, Bleacher Report and Hupu amongst other media outlets, while he has interviewed a number of leading figures in Chinese football.

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