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China women's national football team wants Sydney to be their home ground at the Olympics Qualifying play-offs

China women's national football team wants Sydney to be their home ground at the Olympics Qualifying play-offs

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has filed its proposal to the AFC for choosing Sydney as the venue for the match considered as China’s home leg at the Olympics Qualifying play-offs.

Previously, it is reported that The Steel Roses will not be able to play their home leg at the 2020 Olympics play-offs in China owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected over 70,000 and killed 2,000 in the billion-people country.

Nevertheless, the tie still has to take place and the CFA has been actively working with Sydney and Australia government to organise their home match in this city.

A deal is very possible as Sydney was also the venue for the third qualifying round, replacing for the original Wuhan as the capital of Hubei has been the center of the devastating coronavirus outburst.

The China women’s national team used to practice in Australia prior to the third qualifying round. In this training course, the team also suffered from the pandemic’s effect since they were quarantined for 14 days in a Brisbane hotel and even had to train in the hotel corridor. Just two days before their first match were they allowed to move to the venue in Sydney.

In the upcoming important tie against Korea Republic, China’s squad will have many chips owing to the absence of many players suffering from the lockdown in Wuhan, including their maestro Wang Shuang, who came to Wuhan in the Lunar New Year break.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc all across Asian football and been especially troublesome for Chinese sides.