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Chinese media hail women's Asian Cup victory
Latest Updated by 2006-08-01 09:41:52
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Chinese newspapers devoted full-pages to hail China's long-awaited victory in the women's Asian Cup on Monday after the "Steel Roses" grabbed their eighth Asian title following a seven-year drought Sunday in Adelaide, Australia.

The Chinese women's soccer team, dubbed the Steel Roses for their fighting spirit, overcame hosts Australia 4-2 in penalty shootout after China came back from behind to level the score at 2-2 in regular time.

"Seven years saw many changes take place in the map of women's soccer in Asia, and China now face more strong opponents than before, which made the victory all the more precious," said Beijing Youth Daily.

"Chinese women's soccer, experienced ups and downs in the past seven years, has been in need of such a victory to boost their confidence," the newspaper recalled.

Chinese women players were once invincible in Asia, winning the Cup for seven consecutive times until the 13th edition in Chinese Taipei where they finished third. They failed to claw back the title two years later as they bagged bronze in Bangkok, Thailand.

"Chinese women soccer climbs back to the top of Asia," headlined China Sports Daily.

"The victory came right in time. It is not as easy for the Chinese players to claim the title as before after seven years, so it will be one of the most important wins in the Chinese women soccer history," it said in a front-page commentary.

Beijing Daily Messenger remained cool.

"Spring may have come but Chinese roses are yet to blossom because the World Cup stand as the foremost test for them," it said.

China will host the World Cup in 2007.

Editor: Donald

By: Source: China View website
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