Kuala Lumpur: With the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 counting clock ticking under the two-week barrier, Asia’s five representatives are nearing the zenith of their pre-tournament preparations.
In this week’s Asian watch; Thailand become the first Asian team to touch down in France, China PR depart Beijing with three cuts still to be made from their squad, and Australia set up camp in Turkey with their biggest star in razor-sharp form.
Final announcement draws closer as Steel Roses depart
China PR’s 26-strong squad also left Paris on Friday night, but fans will need to wait until FIFA’s official final squad announcement on Monday to know which 23 players will carry the hopes of the world’s most populous nation in France 2019.
What is known is that both Yang Lina and Wang Linlin will not feature in the Finals, after the Shanghai duo remained in China following their exclusion from the squad, which was cut from 28 to 26 prior to the team’s departure......
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