Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chinese shortcomings

China plays a friendly today, against El Salvador at the LA Coliseum. Sorry, we won't be out there nor will we be doing a running blog.

But if you are up for a good read on Chinese football, check this story out. Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes about the sad history of China's national team. The premise is great:
It is among the most perplexing questions in soccer today: How can the world's most populous nation be so bad?


papa bear said...

kinda funny. I've asked the same question about China.
Though in fairness many people ask the same of the US and it's 300+ million being incapable of fielding a World Cup winning team. (though we are definitely much better than China)

Anonymous said...

If you had to go by most populous, then world rankings and/or tournament winning potentials would be: China, India, Indonesia, etc...Sports power and quality goes beyond population numbers...