China coach blasts 10-goal girls

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 15, 2010 (AFP) - China women's football coach Li Xiaopeng lashed out at her team on Monday despite a 10-1 hammering of hapless Jordan in their Asian Games opener.

Li was furious that her defenders conceded a goal against the same side they crushed 12-0 at the Doha Games in 2006.

"Jordan's one goal is more important than our 10," said Li.

"I always tell my players to stay focused. We have one goalkeeer and four defenders but their carelessness let Jordan score.

"Their player (Shahnaz Jebreen) ran very fast and was threatening to us. Our players didn't pay any attention to her and this should be a lesson to be remembered."

Jordan's Dutch coach Hesterine Dereus, who has only been in charge for four months, admitted that there was an embarrassing gulf in class between the two nations.

"There are only 360 players in Jordan. I'm not sure how many there are in China, but I think it's more than that."

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