‘Naturalized in Brazil’ China FW Feinandou on Korea’s strong team…but we’ll do our best

Chinese naturalized striker Fei Nandu has vowed to make South Korea a must-win game.

The South Korea national football team (ranked 23rd by FIFA), coached by interim head coach Kim Do-hoon, will face China (ranked 88th by FIFA) in the sixth match of Group C of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2026 Canada-Mexico-United States (North and Central America) Asia Region Second Qualifying Round at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, 카지노사이트 at 8 p.m. on June 11.

South Korea is coming off a 7-0 win over Singapore on Sept. 6. With the win, South Korea clinched first place in Group C (4 wins, 1 draw).

At the same time, China and Thailand tied 1-1 in favor of Thailand. With China (8 points) and Thailand (5 points) splitting the points, South Korea will finish first in the group regardless of the outcome of their remaining match.

China failed to clinch second place with the draw and will likely drop to third place, depending on the outcome of Game 6.

The Chinese offense in particular will be under a lot of pressure. China hadn’t found the back of the net in their last Group C match against South Korea, a 0-3 loss in November. Of course, the 4-1 home victory over Singapore in March’s A match was a satisfying result, but the one goal against Thailand on June 6, despite firing 16 shots, was a disappointment.

Fernando’s penalty kick (PK) miss against Thailand was particularly painful. With Wu Lei serving a suspension, Fernandou stepped up to take the PK in the sixth minute of the second half and tried to score himself, but his shot sailed high over the bar, leaving China to settle for a point.

Fei Nandu burst onto the Chinese scene in 2015 when he started playing for Chongqing Lifan. He has since played for Guangzhou Hengda, Hebei, and now Shandong Taishan since the 2023 season. He became a naturalized Chinese citizen during his time in China and made his debut in March against Singapore in the A-Match. He scored his debut goal in the fourth match.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Fernandou said, “I know Korea is a strong team, but I will be fully focused on the game tomorrow. We will do our best to play a good game tomorrow. We will try our best to play well tomorrow and bring a good result,” he said.

When asked about the younger players in the Chinese national team and their lack of A-match experience, what advice do you give them? I don’t know what kind of advice I can give them, but I will try to help the team bring good results and stand by the younger players to help them grow.”

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