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China 2008 Olympic Football Squad

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China’s Men’s Olympic Football squad for Beijing 2008:

Coach:
Yin Tiesheng (51)

Goalkeepers:
Qiu Shengjiong (22) (Shanghai Shenhua)
Liu Zhenli (23) (Qingdao Jonoon)

Defenders:
Li Weifeng (29) (Shanghai Shenhua)
Yuan Weiwei (22) (Shandong Luneng)
Feng Xiaoting (22) (Dalian Shide)
Wan Houliang (22) (Shaanxi Chanba)
Tan Wangsong (22) (Tianjin Teda)
Lü Jianjun (23) (Changchun Yatai)

Midfielders:
Zheng Zhi (27) (Charlton Athletic, England)
Zhao Xuri (22) (Dalian Shide)
Zhou Haibin (23) (Shandong Luneng)
Cui Peng (21) (Shandong Luneng)
Hao Junmin (21) (Tianjin Teda)
Jiang Ning (21) (Qingdao Jonoon)
Chen Tao (23) (Changsha Ginde)

Strikers:
Han Peng (24) (Shandong Luneng)
Gao Lin (22) (Shanghai Shenhua)
Dong Fangzhuo (23) (Manchester United, England)

Hosts China are in group C with New Zealand, Brazil and Belgium. Home advantage and national pride will play a role but this Chinese side doesn’t have the talent necessary to progress far in the tournament, and it will be a surprise if they qualify for the knockouts.

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