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China names men's squad for Olympic soccer qualifiers

(Xinhua)    16:57, November 27, 2019

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced a 34-man squad on Wednesday to prepare for the 2020 U-23 Asian Cup and the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in January next year.

The team's executive head coach Hao Wei, who was appointed to replace the current head coach Guus Hiddink in September this year, has selected seven players from Shandong Luneng in the roster.

In addition, the Under 23-year-old players with senior national team appearances including Zhang Yuning from Beijing Guoan, Zhu Chenjie from Shanghai Shenhua, Huang Zichang from Jiangsu Suning and Yang Liyu from Guangzhou Evergrande were also listed in the squad.

China's Olympic soccer team will assemble on Thursday in Guangzhou and start a two-month training camp, aiming to secure one of three Asian places for Tokyo 2020 at the 2020 U-23 Asian Cup and Tokyo Olympic qualifiers, which will kick off in Thailand on Jan. 8, 2020.

China has been drawn in group C with South Korea, Iran and Uzbekistan.

Following is the 34-man roster:

Goalkeepers: Chen Wei(Shanghai SIPG), Liu Shibo(Guangzhou Evergrande), Li Guanxi(Shangdong Luneng), Zhang Yan(Jiangsu Suning)

Defenders:Wei Zhen(Shanghai SIPG), Zhao Jianfei(Shangdong Luneng), Wang Ruiqi(Shangdong Luneng), Jiang Shenglong(Shanghai Shenhua), Li Yang(Shanghai Shenhua), Zhu Chenjie(Shanghai Shenhua), Huang Zhengyu(Guangzhou R&F), Dilmurat Mawlanyaz(Chongqing Dangdai Lifan), Yang Shuai(Chongqing Dangdai Lifan), Tong Lei(Zhejiang Greentown), Wang Haitao(Beijing BSU), Guo Jing(Nei Mongol Zhongyou)

Midfielders:Chen Binbin(Shanghai SIPG), Feng Boxuan(Guangzhou Evergrande), Li Geng(Guangzhou Evergrande), Huang Cong(Shangdong Luneng), Li Guanxi(Shandong Luneng), Zhang Lingfeng(Jiangsu Suning), Cao Yongjing(Beijing Renhe), Zhang Yuan (Tianjin Tianhai), Gao Tianyi (Shenzhen Jiazhaoye), Du Yubiao (Meizhou Meixian Techard), Liu Yue(Nei Mongol Zhongyou)

Forwards:Hu Jinghang(Shanghai SIPG), Yang Liyu(Guangzhou Evergrande), Duan Liuyu(Shangdong Luneng), Chen Pu(Shangdong Luneng), Tian Xin(Shangdong Luneng), Zhang Yuning(Beijing Guoan), Huang Zichang(Jiangsu Suning), Liu Ruofan(Shanghai Shenhua).

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