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It is known as the "May 19 Incident" and by some estimations it haunts China's national football team 35 years on.
Fernando skips down the wing and crosses for Ricardo Goulart, who tees up Elkeson to smash the ball into the top corner.
China coach Li Tie has revealed the psychological toll coronavirus took on the national football squad during a five-week training camp prolonged by the pandemic.
The Chinese national team have a match against the Maldives on 26th March. According to 'AS', the Federation is working so that, if the coronavirus continues to be a threat in the country, the match is played in Thailand.
Former Everton midfielder Li Tie said on Sunday that he has realised a childhood dream by becoming coach of China.
Marcello Lippi was accused Friday of neglect and delivering "a slap in the face" amid grumblings that China's coach is not doing enough to justify one of the highest salaries in football management.
Veteran striker Yang Xu scored four goals in 25 minutes during China's 7-0 blitz of Guam while Australia easily defeated a struggling Nepal in Thursday's World Cup Asian zone qualifiers.
Veteran striker Yang Xu made four goals in 25 minutes during China's 7-0 blitz of Guam while Australia easily bested a struggling Nepal in Thursday's World Cup qualifiers.
China coach Marcello Lippi says that he is finally starting to see growth as the Asian giants open their bid to reach the FIFA World Cup for just the second time later this month.
China named Elkeson in their squad for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to be the first without Chinese ancestry to play for the country.
Brazilian striker Elkeson is set to be called up to Marcello Lippi's squad for China's World Cup qualifiers, reports said Monday, in what would be a landmark moment for football in the country.