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?

2 comments:

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...