Perrin sticks to the script when putting together 23 man squad for upcoming qualifiers
Despite some new additions and returns to his 45 man roster, most notably Zhang Xizhe, Alain Perrin has stuck to his guns for the 23 man roster that will take on Hong Kong and Maldives next month.
The roster remains heavily Guangzhou Evergrande players, with eight coming from that side, including the return of Zheng Long to the national team. The only new addition is Henan Jianye’s Bi Jinhao, the 24 year old is having a solid season, scoring four goals so far and is now getting his first shot at appearing for the national team.
Despite Guangzhou R&F’s struggles to stay up, defenders Jiang Zhipeng and Yu Yang are included in Perrin’s setup over Beijing Guoan’s Lei Tenglong, who was a key defender in the East Asian Cup.
The full roster for the upcoming matches is as follows:
Guangzhou Evergrande: Zheng Zhi, Zeng Cheng, Yu Hanchao, Zhang Linpeng, Mei Fang, Gao Lin, Zou Zheng, Zheng Long
Jiangsu Sainty: Ren Hang, Wu Xi, Sun Ke, Liu Jianye
Shanghai SIPG: Wu Lei, Cai Huiken, Yan Junhou
Shandong Luneng: Yang Xu, Wang Yongpo, Wang Dalei
Guangzhou R&F: Yu Yang, Jiang Zhipeng
Henan Jianye: Bi Jinhao
Beijing Guoan: Yu Dabao
Rayo Vallecano: Zhang Chengdong
WEF is greatly honoured to have aboard B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese bloggersphere.
Cheng has been the other lonely soul blogging in English about Chinese football over the last few years. With both Cheng and WEF’s editor linking back and forth to each others’ sites on a regular basis, it was probably inevitable that they would eventually join forces to try to illuminate and decipher the curious world of Chinese football, with their combined musings.
Cheng’s credentials are second to none – his blog focuses 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 bloggersphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers. Cheng very generously decided to climb aboard and give WEF his views on the issue of the Chinese footballing day.