China finish 12th at Algarve Cup

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-03-07 10:30
Players of China line up ahead of the placement match 11-12 at the 2019 Algarve Cup women's football tournament in Albufeira, Portugal, on March 6, 2019. China lost 3-5 (2-4 in penalty shoot-out). [Photo/Xinhua]

ALBUFEIRA - China suffered their third consecutive defeat in the 2019 Algarve Cup women's soccer invitational tournament, losing 4-2 to the Netherlands in the penalty shootout, and finished 12th in all 12 teams here on Wednesday.

After an 1-1 regular-time draw, the Netherlands made all penalties in the first four rounds while China missed two.

China had ranked third in Group C after two successive defeats while the Netherlands had also been at Group B bottom without a goal.

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