The WEF boys run the rule over China’s come-from-behind win against Kyrgyzstan – did China ultimately deserve the win after a big second-half improvement or was goalkeeper Pavel Matiash’s remarkable gift of an own-goal completely undeserved?
Host Steve Crooks is joined once again by Cameron Wilson in Shanghai, Brandon Chemers in Beijing, and Jamie McIlroy in Wuhan to run the rule over a very poor first half and a big turnaround – should Marcelo Lippi be criticized for getting his initial selection wrong, or lauded for making early changes to turn things around? The first-round action has seen a number of the minnows impress the panel, meaning we could be set for an unexpectedly open tournament.
We look ahead to Friday’s fixture against the Philippines and discuss rotation strategy ahead of the South Korea match, and take in listener questions on topics ranging from Gao Lin’s lack of running through to players who didn’t make the cut, broadcasting rights, and a quick look at Australia’s chances.
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