Wang Fei Leaves National Women's Football Team

February 22, 2016
Editor: Eileen Cheng
Wang Fei Leaves National Women's Football Team: Official

Wang Fei, plays for Chinese national women's football team as goalkeeper. []

China's national women's football team has announced in its official Weibo account that its goalkeeper Wang Fei has left the team for health reasons.

This means Wang will not be able to attend the Rio Olympic qualifiers to be held in Japan at the end of this month.

Hours before the announcement, Wang revealed in her personal Weibo account that she has chosen to retire from football. She deleted the message soon afterwards.

It's been reported that this has a lot to do with her injury after she accidentally cut her finger while cooking two weeks ago.

As the chief goalkeeper of the team, Wang helped China earn a spot in the semi-final of the latest Women's World Cup in Canada with her excellent performance. She also serves teams in German and French leagues.

Wang's leave is believed to likely have negative effects on China's prospects in this summer's Olympic Games.


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