The story appears on

Page A15

April 10, 2020

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Sports » Soccer

Wang out of lockdown, to rejoin national team

Chinese women’s football star Wang Shuang will finally reunite with the national team after two months stranded at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, media said.

The 25-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder will bolster a squad due to play off against South Korea over two legs for Asia’s final qualifying place at the Tokyo Olympics, which have been postponed for a year to 2021. In February, Wuhan native Wang was pictured kicking a ball on a rooftop while on lockdown in the city of 11 million people as she attempted to keep up her fitness. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of people left the city when a 76-day travel ban was lifted. Xinhua news agency said that Wang and two other players stranded in Wuhan, Yao Wei and Lu Yueyun, would join the squad in Suzhou to prepare for the playoff. The first leg has been tentatively scheduled in Korea on June 4. But the trio will first undergo a further 14-day quarantine on arrival in Suzhou, Sina Sports said. Wang has won more than 100 caps. She spent a year in the French capital with PSG before returning to China last July.




 

Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend