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(FIFA.com) 05 Aug 2005 
 China PR coach Zhu Guanghu was appointed to the position in March 2005, succeeding Arie Haan in the role.
 

China's climb of five places up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in July has ended an eight-month downward spiral for the Asian nation, which saw them miss out on a place at Germany 2006 and undergo a change of management.
A 1-0 defeat at the hands of Kuwait in October 2004 effectively ended China's hopes of qualification and a month later, coach Arie Haan departed.  He was replaced by Zhu Guanghu, who quickly set about stamping his authority on the national side.

Their first tests of note under Zhu came in June with two matches against Costa Rica, a team who currently lie 33 places above China in the world ranking and who defeated them 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002?.

China held the CONCACAF team 2-2 in the opening match in Changsha and three days later enjoyed a 2-0 win over the Ticos, which earned them eight ranking points, enough to take them up to 56th place.

Zhu has continued to fine-tune his squad in the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) Championship in the Korea Republic, which is taking place at the moment.  In their opening match the Chinese earned a 1-1 draw with the hosts and in the second they raced into a 2-0 lead over Japan, but surrendered their advantage after the break as the match finished 2-2.

Despite concerns over the defence, the public and press in China have been quick to applaud the team's improvements and the coach is determined to establish a strong national team.

"We need more matches against European and world footballing powers if we are to progress," he said.  "We need to gain international experience and discover all our weak points by playing against top-class opposition."

Start of a renaissance
The disappointment of missing out of next year's FIFA World Cup has left China without any major international tournaments until qualification for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup begins next year.

However, the nation's football authorities have been quick to set new targets for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010?.

The success of the country's youth teams has also given cause for hope.  China's U-20 side impressed in this June's FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands by finishing top of their group with three successive wins before bowing out in the last 16.

Chinese clubs also showed their class in this year's AFC Champions League as two teams, namely Shandong Luneng and Shenzhen Jianlibao, eliminated teams from Japan and Korea Republic to reach the last eight.

"These successes showed how huge our potential is and they have boosted our confidence to build up our national team with increased optimism," said Zhu.
 
Building for the future
With both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and qualification for South Africa 2010 on the horizon, Zhu's primary objective is to establish a team for the future.

In the recent EAFF Championship, five U-20 players - Feng Xiaoting, Chen Tao, Gao Lin, Hao Junmin and Zhao Xuri - and four U-23 players were called up to the squad, making it the youngest China team in recent years.

Teenager forward Gao Lin, who scored in the victory over Panama in the FIFA World Youth Championship, was man of the match against Japan, while another U-20 player, Zhao Xuri, set up Li Jinyu who put China ahead.

Zhu revealed his satisfaction with his young players when he said: "They have done a good job so far and displayed their potential, although there are always areas for them to improve."

In the past, China have been described as the perennial under-achievers of Asian football, but according to Gao Lin, the winds of change are blowing in the Orient.

"The new generation is bringing a new power.  We are not fazed or disheartened by the disappointments of the past.  We know that we will succeed if we work hard."

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