China holds camp and friendlies for Asian Cup

China PR will enter a three-week training camp in Kunming a day before the official draw of the AFC Asian Cup 2007 Finals on 19 December. Coach Zhu Guanghu, who has already set the target of reaching the semifinals of the premier continental tournament, has called up 31 players for the camp. The Chinese Football Association has meanwhile started negotiations for setting up two friendlies against the United States and Mexico during this training. However, the squad does not include overseas-based and Olympic team players. First time inclusions are Lv Zheng, Du Wenhui, Yang Jun, Zong Lei and Wang Sheng.