06 Mar China PR dominates, wins EAFF Round 2 tourney in Guam
[December 6, 2018 – Harmon, Guam] The women’s national team from the People’s Republic of China flexed its football prowess in Guam, winning the EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019 Round 2 Guam tournament and sweeping all individual awards Wednesday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
After recording the largest victory margin in this year’s tournament – a 10-0 win over Mongolia on opening day – China PR blanked Hong Kong 6-0 and next shut out Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the competition’s final showdown. China PR forward Wang Shanshan was credited with six goals in the tournament, nabbing Top Scorer honors and also the tournament MVP award, as determined by performance evaluations by Korea Republic TSG Min Dongseong. The Top Scorer award was presented to Wang Shanshan by Guam Football Association President Tino San Gil and the MVP award was presented to Wang Shanshan by Northern Mariana Islands Football Association President Jerry Tan. Guam Football Association Executive Committee members George Lai and Gian Tenorio presented the champions trophy to China PR.
With the win, China PR moves on to the final round of the tournament, set to be staged in December next year in Korea Republic.
Wang Shanshan and teammate Xiao Yuyi scored China’s goals against Chinese Taipei. With its lone loss to China PR on Match Day 3, Chinese Taipei finished in second place in the tournament. Earlier in the day, Hong Kong finished the tournament on a high note with a 3-0 win over Mongolia, thanks to a brace by Kwong Wing Yan and one from Cheung Wai Ki. The win by Hong Kong secured its bronze finish in the tournament and left Mongolia winless.
In China PR’s match against Mongolia, Wang Shanshan finished with four goals to lead all scorers and teammates Li Jiayue, Zhang Rui, Li Ying, Lou Jiahui, Yang Lina, and Yao Wei each scored once. Chinese Taipei defeated Hong Kong 2-0 on Match Day 1 with goals from Chen Ying-Hui and Chen Yen-Ping.
On Match Day 2, China PR defeated Hong Kong 6-0 with goals from Wang Shanshan, Yao Wei, Yang Man, Huang Yini, He Wei, and Li Ying. Chinese Taipei defeated Mongolia 6-0 with four goals from Lee Hsiu-Chin and one each from Lai Li-Chin and Chen Ying Hui.
In addition to the four visiting teams, match officials from five different countries also participated in the tournament:
• Referee Karen Abt (USA)
• Referee Pansa Chaisanit (THA)
• Referee Fusako Kajiyama (JPN)
• Assistant Referee Nur Akmal Binti Anuar (MAS)
• Assistant Referee Maiko Hagio (JPN)
• Assistant Referee Brooke Mayo (USA)
• Assistant Referee Rohaidah Binte Mohd Nasir (SIN)
The referees were instructed and evaluated by visiting Referee Assessor Sachiko Yamagishi from Japan, a five-time AFC Referee of the Year who also featured in several FIFA, AFC, and EAFF competitions, including the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada.
Full matches and highlights may be viewed on the EAFF Web site EAFF.com