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OFFICIAL: China finalizes the squad list to face Guam and Philippines

OFFICIAL: China finalizes the squad list to face Guam and Philippines

Recently, the China Football Association (CFA) has announced the official list of 23 players who will participate in two matches against Guam and Philippines in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia.

In the list of 23 Chinese players attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in October, Wu Lei and Elkeson are the two stars that fans have the most expectations. Wu Lei, a player known as 'Chinese Ronaldo' currently plays for Espanyol in La Liga of Spain.

Meanwhile, Elkeson has been the top striker in the Chinese league for many years. In the opening match, the Brazilian naturalized striker scored a brace to help Lippi's team destroyed Maldives 5 goals.

At the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia, China is in Group A with Syria, Philippines, Maldives and Guam Island. According to the schedule, China will welcome Guam Island in Guangzhou on October 10th and then will be visiting the Philippines on October 15.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier of AFC with the participation of 40 teams is divided into 8 tables, each group of 5 teams competing in a circle format. The top 8 teams in each group and the fourth best-performing teams will advance to the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup while winning tickets to the 2023 Asian Cup finals held in China.

List of 23 Chinese players attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Goalkeepers: Yan Junling (Shanghai SIPG), Wang Dalei (Shandong Lu Nang), Zeng Cheng (Guangzhou Evergrande);

Defenders: Zhang Linpeng (Guangzhou Evergrande), Gao Zhunyi (Guangzhou Evergrande), Zheng Chinh (Shandong Lu Neng), Wang Gang (Beijing FC), Li Lei (Beijing FC), Zhu Chenjie (Shanghai), Li Shuai (Dalian Yifang), Shi Ke (Shanghai SIPG)

Midfielders: Xu Xin (Guangzhou Evergrande), Hao Junmin (Shandong Lu Nang), Chi Zhongguo (Beijing National Security), Zhang Xizhe (Beijing FC), Li Ke (Beijing FC), Wu Xi (Jiangsu Suning), Yao Junsheng (Tianjin)

Forwards: Elkeson (Guangzhou Evergrande), Wei Shihao (Guangzhou Evergrande), Yang Xu (Tianjin), Wu Lei (Espanyol).