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Media criticized for take on soccer match

By Xu Wei and Jin Zhu  (China Daily)

09:11, October 27, 2011

A boy from Ditan Primary School tries to tackle a Russian player during the soccer match. Provided to China Daily

BEIJING - A routine soccer friendly between Russian and Chinese primary schools intended to foster interest in the sport may in fact have had the opposite effect, teachers and sports experts say.

On Monday, a soccer team from Ditan Primary School in Beijing's Dongcheng district lost 11-0 to Russian primary school team Irkutsk Dinamo in a 40-minute game, prompting an outpouring of criticism from commentators and Net users.

A picture posted on Sina Weibo, a micro-blogging website, shows the Chinese students are much taller and apparently stronger than their Russian counterparts. This prompted some to wonder why the Chinese team suffered such a lopsided defeat.

"The (Ditan) children were out of breath after 20 minutes," complained Zhang Bin, a reporter from the Beijing Times.

A China Central Television reporter wondered why the Chinese players couldn't just bully the Russians.

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