The final whistle sounded, Henry, who only played less than half of the game, was sweating, and Gurcuff, the former Zidane successor, was full of disappointment. Only Galla remembered to applaud the Reunion fans who had supported them all night. .
On the sidelines, Domenech looked pale. He might be regretting that he shouldn't find the Chinese team to warm up. He, who has always been superstitious, might have had a bad feeling at that time.
In front of the Chinese team, the "Gao Jiajun" who saved the 1-0 score stood together, just like shouting "Chinese team, work hard!" after each training session.
2010 may be the worst time for Chinese football, but the national team has given fans a great surprise.
In the East Asian semi-finals at the beginning of that year, 3-0 South Korea ended 32 years of fear of Korea and won the championship; in the Xu Xiake Cup in May, the national team defeated Leverkusen 3-0.
Ten years of life and death are boundless.
The current Chinese team still cannot enter the World Cup, and France has become the world champion.
In 2009, Gao Hongbo became the "youngest coach in history" of the national football team.
He was full of ambition, and his 10-minute "inaugural speech" clearly stated his goals, ideas and determination.
"Our goal is the 2014 World Cup, we must strive to enter the top 32";
"I suggest that all those who are willing to contribute to Chinese football unite as one, do not abandon, do not give up, have firm beliefs, be frank and sincere, and work together through storms and hardships and share honor and disgrace."
Gao Hongbo set off a youth storm in the national team.
Except for Dewey and Qu Bo, a few of the 81-year-old players, most of the players are "post-85s."
At the press conference, Gao Hongbo, who was full of confidence, told the players in private:
"Let's be the paving stones for Chinese football. Let's stick to our own set of things and see if this set of things suits us."
There is no hope from the outside world and the mentality of the players is good. The overall atmosphere of the national team is very relaxed.
When training, one by one "bumped training". After dinner, they went to the gym to practice. They also played desperately on the training ground.
During the team confrontation, Deng Zhuoxiang and Wang Qiang, who were kicking the midfielder, happened to be in a match. Wang Qiang never showed mercy when he kicked it down and said "not intentionally".
Later Wang Qiang said, "This is good for Xiao Deng."
I don't know if it is under Wang Qiang's training that the 22-year-old Deng Zhuoxiang is indeed getting stronger.
Standing on the 10th position, he was like a foreign aid. The teammate behind him grabbed the ball and his first thought was to find Deng Zhuoxiang.
Gao Hongbo also has high hopes for him. He can often be heard roaring from the sidelines on the training ground:
"Xiao Deng! Take it!"
"ξ奥Deng! take IT!"
The "Gao Jiajun" gradually took shape, and only then did the East Asian semifinals win at the beginning of 2010, and only then did Deng Zhuoxiang scored the three Koreans.
Before the start of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the French team also played the last warm-up match against the Chinese team.
Although Cisse was seriously injured, in the eyes of Domenech, winning the Chinese team brought good luck and allowed them to the finals.
So before the World Cup in South Africa, although there was no Asian opponent in the group stage, Domenech still found the Chinese team, hoping to continue the good luck four years ago.
Gao Hongbo was naturally unwilling to give up the opportunity to compete with the world's strong teams, but he encountered a problem.
During the 2010 World Cup, the Chinese Super League was not suspended, so Gao Hongbo was unable to recruit his favorite players, Feng Xiaoting (playing for Jeonbuk) and Zhao Peng. Because it was a non-international match day, the clubs they played for did not release people.
Coupled with Zhao Xuri's injury, after Chen Lei was urgently recruited, the Chinese team barely managed to get 21 people together.
"The domestic league only ended on the 30th, and the players gathered in Shenzhen in the afternoon on the 31st, and then caught the early morning flight on the 1st to the French overseas province of Reunion. The journey took nearly 30 hours to arrive here."
Gao Hongbo said frankly that for this game, the players really worked very hard.
Compared with the Chinese team, the French team is just waiting for work.
Reunion Island is located in the southwest of the Indian Ocean, only 2,800 kilometers from Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. In order to prepare for the World Cup, the French team came to Reunion early to adapt to the climate and adjust the state.
Although Zidane has retired, the strength of the French team at the time should not be underestimated. Anelka, Ribery, Turalan, Gala, Abidal, Evra, and Sanya all played for European giants. Ercuff and Lori also represent the new forces of France, and are highly expected.
So for this game, almost no one is optimistic that Gao Hongbo and his "Gao Jiajun" can bring any trouble to the French team.
"This time, we went to Reunion to play for the French team, and we talked a lot about "seeking a fight", "not worth the loss", etc. Anyway, there is no good thing, but we will not take it seriously. The purpose here is very clear, that is to come on vacation."
Just like Rong Hao said, the relaxed Chinese team has no pressure at all, waiting for Gao Hongbo to assign them tasks.
Zeng Cheng, Bai Lei, Dewey, Wang Qiang, Rong Hao, Qu Bo, Cui Peng, Deng Zhuoxiang, Liu Jian, Yu Hanchao and Gao Lin made the first battle.
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On the opposite side, Domenech almost sent his strongest lineup: Anelka, Ribery, Govu, Gourcuff, Turalan, Gala, Abidal, Evra, Sarnia, Lori all started, Henry came off the bench.
Compared to their lineup against Uruguay in the first group match of the World Cup after them, Diaby only replaced Malouda.
Although France also performed mediocre in the previous warm-up matches, the lean camel is bigger than the horse.
The powerful French team broke through the Chinese team's defense within less than a minute. Malouda, who broke into the penalty area, passed the ball from a small angle, creating a big threat.
Zeng Cheng, who was still the second team of the national team at the time, should have known from then on how much pressure he will face this evening.
After the two sides opened up, the French team firmly controlled the ball. Ribery's left side became the main direction of the French team's attack. Therefore, the winger Qu Bo retreated sharply to help Bai Lei strengthen the wing. Defense.
In 13 minutes, Galla scored in the melee, but was offside first.
The French team has obvious advantages. Ribery, Malouda, and Anelka have all created a lot of threats, but they have failed to score.
"The French team members are too tough. Only when a physical confrontation occurs can I know how good a star like Ribery is."
Gao Lin and Deng Zhuoxiang, who are at the forefront of the team, are the key figures in whether the national football team can fight back. However, in the face of the physical advantage of the French team players, as Deng Zhuoxiang said, it is difficult for them to hold the ball under their feet.
Towards the end of the first half, Deng Zhuoxiang, who used his brain to kick the ball, began to take the ball from the wider side. He took advantage of the weakness of the French team only sending Turalan, a single midfielder, and let the latter approach the end of the first half. Received a yellow card.
From a certain perspective, this is the biggest gain of the Chinese team in the first half.
Before the game, the two sides agreed to have 6 substitutions. So in the second half, Gao Hongbo replaced Dewey, who was injured in the league, replaced Li Xuepeng and Wang Qiang as a central defender. The captain’s armband was also worn on Wang Qiang’s arm. .
In the second half of the game, the situation was still firmly controlled by the French team, but just like the problem in the first half, the French team still could not create enough threats in front of the goal. Most of the shots came from long shots from outside the penalty area, so Domenech In the 60th minute, Henry, Gignac and Diaby were replaced in an attempt to put more pressure on the Chinese defense.
Wang Qiang still remembers the difficulty of that game.
As a goalkeeper Zeng Cheng, many details of the game have been blurred, but he still clearly remembers the unity of the national football team at that time.
And no one would have thought that the Chinese team would actually lead the first goal.
In the 66th minute, Zhu Ting, who came off the bench, broke Reviere's return pass, advanced to the front court and handed it to his teammates behind him. After several passes, Cui Peng won a free kick outside the penalty area.
According to the arrangement before the game, Deng Zhuoxiang and Liu Jian were the penalty shooters for the free kick. Xiao Deng placed the ball and opened the run-up distance. The French goalkeeper Lori is also setting up the wall.
In the Kunming training camp, after each training session, Deng Zhuoxiang and Huang Bowen took Guan Zhen to practice free kicks. Yang Hao said, "It was really good at that time."
Gao Hongbo already wanted to replace Deng Zhuoxiang before that free kick.
Seeing that the substitution card was raised, Deng Zhuoxiang walked down. At this time, Rong Hao said to him, "You will go down again after you finish the penalty."
So Deng Zhuoxiang compared the pause gesture to the sideline and stood back in front of the ball.
With a four-step approach, Deng Zhuoxiang used the arch of his left foot to push out an extremely strange arc.
There was not much spinning of the ball that looked like it was running to the left of the goal, which made Lori take a step to the left. However, the ball suddenly deflected to the right. Lori quickly turned his body back, but it was too late.
He could touch the ball, but it didn't affect the ball's penetration into the net.
After the goal, Deng Zhuoxiang fingered the sky and showed a silly smile as usual. After the celebration, the teammates stood together as usual.
Domenech certainly didn't want the team to gain a defeat before heading to South Africa, so the French team began to increase the intensity and rhythm, and launched a fierce attack in front of the Chinese team.
In the 71st minute, the French team made a cross from the right, and Ge Wu and Henry shot one after another, both of which were blocked by the brave Zeng Cheng.
Starting to worry, Domenech continued to strengthen his offensive force, replaced by Valbuena, who had a stronger breakthrough ability, and the French team began to attack the Chinese team from two sides.
In the 76th minute, the French team made a pass from the right, and then Turalan shot in. Cui Peng and He Yang both flew to the ground to block the eye, and directly blocked the ball.
One minute later, Diaby passed the ball into the penalty area, Wang Qiang stubbornly held Henry, and tried his best to interfere with the latter's shot, and Wang Qiang also had a cramp in his left leg in this fight.
The French team, with an increasingly anxious mentality, could no longer care about any tactical routines, and chose to shoot when they had the opportunity. The long shots of Gignac and Diaby were eventually resolved by Zeng Cheng.
Zeng Cheng said, "At the last moment, we really had one mind, thinking that we must never let the French team score."
There was also Wang Qiang holding this idea. After Gignac's 88-minute shot, Wang Qiang's right leg also began to cramp.
"They are all squeezed together, and I can't pull them apart."
"After coming to Reunion, I have always had a pain point in the back muscle of the right leg, but it is not very obvious. I know there is a problem with the muscle. Maybe the league was tired before and I need to take a good rest, but this time there is no position in the central defender of the national team. What kind of extra manpower, I cannot choose to rest."
Anxious Henry thought Wang Qiang was delaying time and kept dragging him to the sidelines. However, the injured Wang Qiang really had no choice. When he walked to the sidelines, he signaled for a substitution.
However, the Chinese team has used up all the substitution quotas. Gao Hongbo and the team doctor said that it is okay if they can't persist, and there is no need to force it.
"The last ten minutes will be playing the World Cup. I have only one thought, which is not to let the French team rewrite the score."
The regular time was about to end, Diaby crossed into the penalty area, Henry stopped the ball slightly, Li Xuepeng and Zeng Cheng desperately rushed to the ball, and the three collided together.
In 6 minutes of stoppage time, the French team got a set-up kick. Gourcuff took the ball back and the French team hooked the ball back to the goal. Zeng Cheng has completely lost his position and got the ball. Facing the empty goal, he failed to score the ball because Wang Qiang's cramped left leg was blocking his feet.
The moment the teammate cleared the ball out of the sideline, the game ended.
Back in the locker room, the international footballers didn't celebrate crazy. Many players got cramps because of their hard work, and the team doctor became the busiest person.
10 years later, Gao Lin used two words to sum up why that game was won---Unity.
Later, when the 2010 World Cup began, France broke out in "infighting", and only scored 1 point in 3 games in the group stage, and was out of shame.
"Because there were a lot of young players in our session, and everyone worked hard and didn't shy away because of the strong opponents. Our idea at the time was'you are the World Cup runners-up, we are nothing.' In the end, everyone united and used this The mentality has spelled the French team."
Ten years have passed. Speaking of this difficult game, Deng Zhuoxiang feels like yesterday. In his opinion, this is a victory for the big guys, but it is a fond memory that we will never forget.
In addition to "Gao's Army", the national team at that time also had a nickname of "King of Warm-up Matches". Although it was ironic at the time, it was a record that we had never seen such a record when Germany beat South Korea and France.
"We don't care about winning or losing. If we lose, we lose. We go back and summarize, and we will do a good job next time. Every minute will be over. Why do we always have to lose it? If we win, we will win and soon become In the past, it was like playing in France or South Korea. The excitement passed quickly, and you couldn't eat it. Next time you play, what will happen if you win or lose? Who knows! Then why can't you let go of these things?"
It's a pity that Rong Hao and the others can't stand the wheel of history, no matter how good they are.
"Asian Cup training" Gao Hongbo dismissed get out of class early after winning in Hefei, ending the first half with the Chinese team, and Camacho took office.
Many years later, Gao Hongbo completed the "second entry into the palace", but still did not get out of his fate of dismissing classes early.
Now, Gao Hongbo has become the vice chairman of the Chinese Football Association.