Sun Xiang's early free-kick and Gao Lin's brilliant header gave Victory over China Vs UAE at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center today.
Sun smashed home a 30-yard shot with his left foot in the 4th minute after Huang Bowen had earned a free-kick for the hosts, and Gao doubled their advantage 11 minutes later when he met Feng Renliang's cross with a glancing header from 10 yards. Replacement Eisa Al Marzouqi netted a consolation goal 4 minutes from the end for the visitors.
The morale-boosting triumph helped Jose Antonio Camacho fine-tune his team before China's important clash with Iraq in the 3rd qualifying round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
"We created outstanding play in the 1st half with our quick moves while the defensive and offensive lines linked up well with each other," stated Camacho. "We should have scored more goals in the 1st period. But I'm not fulfilled with our performance in the 2nd half. We looked lazy, running less than our rivals. I trust we can cause a lot of trouble to Iraq if we can repeat our first-half play today."