Champions of Asia


China once again is champions of Asia as they defeated South Korea in the AFC Women's Asian Cup. It was a thrilling final as China came from two goals down to defeat South Korea 3-2 at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

Another title for China 

The game looked to be playing out as a dream for the Koreans as they took a two-goal lead into halftime. China though was not to be beaten as they fought back with three second-half goals from Tang Jiali, Zhang Linyan and Xiao Yuyi who scored late into injury time to secure the title.

After the match, the China head coach Shui Qingxia hailed her players’ performance 

This is the most critical moment for China PR women’s football. Despite trailing 2-0 my players showed determination to fight back. I like to thank all the players for winning the title but they also won it for themselves.

Meanwhile, the Korean head coach Colin Bell was proud of his players 

I'm proud of the players, I told them that after the match. We need to keep improving and not let this defeat diminish our spirit. We're bitterly disappointed. We need to be stronger mentally. The penalty against us, took our concentration away.

China has now been champions of Asia nine times with this being their first title since 2006. The Koreans will have to wait a little longer to win the trophy. 

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