The pod is back to celebrate an all-too-rare routine win for the national team, with some feelgood vibes spreading as the Chinese team pick up confidence following a professional 3-0 victory against the Philippines which guarantees a place in the knock-out rounds.
Chinese football experts Cameron Wilson in Shanghai, Brandon Chemers in Beijing, and Jamie McIlroy in Wuhan join host Steve Crooks to admire a couple of lovely strikes from Wu Lei along with Yu Dabao’s latest super-sub turn. There’s more optimism around the team selection this time, but continued concern over Gao Lin’s starting role.
The discussion moves to the final group game against Korea – we look at the history of this somewhat one-sided rivalry, and start to debate the merits of rotation and rest versus maintaining momentum and going for the group win. The possible path through the knock-out rounds is murky right now, but the pod will be back once the draw is clearer to look ahead to China’s next game.
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