2018 China Cup

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2018 China Cup
2018 China Cup poster.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryChina
CityNanning, Guangxi
Dates22–26 March 2018
Teams4 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (1st title)
Runners-up Wales
Third place Czech Republic
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored14 (3.5 per match)
Attendance116,201 (29,050 per match)
Top scorer(s)Wales Gareth Bale
(3 goals)
Best player(s)Uruguay Edinson Cavani
2017
2019

The 2018 Gree China Cup International Football Championship (Chinese: 2018年格力中国杯国际足球锦标赛) was the second edition of the China Cup, an international football tournament held in China annually. It was played from 22 to 26 March 2018 in Nanning, Guangxi, China.

The winning team was Uruguay, who beat Wales 1–0 in the final.[1]

Participating teams[edit]

On 8 November 2017, it was announced that Czech Republic, Uruguay and Wales would participate in the 2018 China Cup.[2]

Team FIFA Rankings
(March 2018)[3]
 Wales
20
 Uruguay
22
 Czech Republic
43
 China PR (host)
65

Mascot[edit]

With 65,554 votes, Longbao[a] was elected as the official mascot for the 2018 Gree China Cup International Football Championship. Longbao’s design was drawn from a Chinese dragon (Long), an essential cultural symbol of strength, good luck and auspicious powers.[4]

Venues[edit]

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Nanning
Guangxi Sports Center is located in China
Guangxi Sports Center
Guangxi Sports Center
Guangxi Sports Center
22°46′01″N 108°23′17″E / 22.767°N 108.388°E / 22.767; 108.388 (Guangxi Sports Center)
Capacity: 60,000

Match officials[edit]

The following referees were chosen for the 2018 China Cup.

Referees
Assistant referees

Squads[edit]

  • Age, caps and goals as of the start of the tournament, 22 March 2018.

China[edit]

China

Coach: Italy Marcello Lippi

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Zeng Cheng (1987-01-08)8 January 1987 (aged 31) 41 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande
12 1GK Yan Junling (1991-01-28)28 January 1991 (aged 27) 7 0 China Shanghai SIPG
23 1GK Wang Dalei (1989-01-10)10 January 1989 (aged 29) 26 0 China Shandong Luneng

2 2DF Liu Yiming (1995-02-28)28 February 1995 (aged 23) 3 0 China Tianjin Quanjian
3 2DF Zheng Zheng (1989-07-11)11 July 1989 (aged 28) 14 2 China Shandong Luneng
4 2DF Li Xuepeng (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 29) 27 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande
6 2DF Feng Xiaoting (captain) (1985-10-22)22 October 1985 (aged 32) 64 0 China Guangzhou Evergrande
17 2DF Fan Xiaodong (1987-03-02)2 March 1987 (aged 31) 3 0 China Changchun Yatai
21 2DF Deng Hanwen (1995-01-08)8 January 1995 (aged 23) 7 2 China Guangzhou Evergrande
25 2DF He Guan (1993-01-25)25 January 1993 (aged 25) 3 0 China Shanghai SIPG
28 2DF Wang Shenchao (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 29) 4 0 China Shanghai SIPG
14 2DF Jiang Zhipeng (1989-03-06)6 March 1989 (aged 29) 23 0 China Hebei China Fortune

8 3MF Cai Huikang (1989-10-10)10 October 1989 (aged 28) 20 0 China Shanghai SIPG
11 3MF Hao Junmin (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 30) 66 12 China Shandong Luneng
13 3MF He Chao (1995-04-19)19 April 1995 (aged 22) 2 0 China Changchun Yatai
16 3MF Huang Bowen (1987-07-13)13 July 1987 (aged 30) 43 3 China Guangzhou Evergrande
20 3MF Yu Hanchao (1987-02-25)25 February 1987 (aged 31) 50 9 China Guangzhou Evergrande
24 3MF Zhao Xuri (vice-captain) (1985-12-03)3 December 1985 (aged 32) 73 2 China Tianjin Quanjian
30 3MF Peng Xinli (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 (aged 26) 0 0 China Chongqing Lifan
3MF Wu Xi (1989-02-19)19 February 1989 (aged 29) 47 3 China Jiangsu Suning

7 4FW Wu Lei (1991-11-19)19 November 1991 (aged 26) 48 8 China Shanghai SIPG
9 4FW Xiao Zhi (1985-05-28)28 May 1985 (aged 32) 8 2 China Guangzhou R&F
18 4FW Gao Lin (1986-02-14)14 February 1986 (aged 32) 97 20 China Guangzhou Evergrande
19 4FW Wei Shihao (1995-04-08)8 April 1995 (aged 22) 3 2 China Beijing Guoan
22 4FW Yu Dabao (1988-04-18)18 April 1988 (aged 29) 45 17 China Beijing Guoan
29 4FW Tan Long (1988-04-01)1 April 1988 (aged 29) 0 0 China Changchun Yatai

Source:[5][6][7][8][9]

Czech Republic[edit]

Czech Republic

Coach: Czech Republic Karel Jarolím

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Tomáš Vaclík (1989-03-29)29 March 1989 (aged 28) 18 0 Switzerland Basel
16 1GK Tomáš Koubek (1992-08-26)26 August 1992 (aged 25) 6 0 France Stade Rennais
23 1GK Jiří Pavlenka (1992-04-14)14 April 1992 (aged 25) 4 0 Germany Werder Bremen

2 2DF Pavel Kadeřábek (1992-04-25)25 April 1992 (aged 25) 30 2 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
3 2DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-22)22 May 1993 (aged 24) 11 0 England Fulham
4 2DF Theodor Gebre Selassie (1986-12-24)24 December 1986 (aged 31) 45 3 Germany Werder Bremen
6 2DF Michael Lüftner (1994-03-14)14 March 1994 (aged 24) 1 0 Denmark Copenhagen
17 2DF Marek Suchý (captain) (1988-03-29)29 March 1988 (aged 29) 36 1 Switzerland Basel
18 2DF Jan Bořil (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 (aged 27) 4 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
22 2DF Filip Novák (1990-06-26)26 June 1990 (aged 27) 12 1 Turkey Trabzonspor
26 2DF Jakub Jugas (1992-05-05)5 May 1992 (aged 25) 0 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague

5 3MF Lukáš Masopust (1993-02-12)12 February 1993 (aged 25) 0 0 Czech Republic Jablonec
7 3MF Antonín Barák (1994-12-03)3 December 1994 (aged 23) 7 5 Italy Udinese
8 3MF Vladimír Darida (1990-08-08)8 August 1990 (aged 27) 49 4 Germany Hertha BSC
9 3MF Martin Frýdek (1992-03-24)24 March 1992 (aged 25) 5 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
13 3MF Jan Kopic (1990-06-04)4 June 1990 (aged 27) 9 3 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
15 3MF Tomáš Souček (1995-02-27)27 February 1995 (aged 23) 8 1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
20 3MF Michal Trávník (1994-05-17)17 May 1994 (aged 23) 0 0 Czech Republic Jablonec

11 4FW Michael Krmenčík (1993-03-15)15 March 1993 (aged 25) 11 6 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
19 4FW Patrik Schick (1996-01-24)24 January 1996 (aged 22) 5 1 Italy Roma
21 4FW Stanislav Tecl (1990-09-01)1 September 1990 (aged 27) 1 0 Czech Republic Jablonec

Source:[9][10][11]

Uruguay[edit]

Uruguay

Coach: Uruguay Óscar Tabárez

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Fernando Muslera (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 (aged 31) 94 0 Turkey Galatasaray
12 1GK Martín Campaña (1989-05-29)29 May 1989 (aged 28) 1 0 Argentina Independiente
23 1GK Martín Silva (1983-03-23)23 March 1983 (aged 34) 11 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama

2 2DF José María Giménez (1995-01-20)20 January 1995 (aged 23) 39 4 Spain Atlético Madrid
3 2DF Diego Godín (captain) (1986-02-16)16 February 1986 (aged 32) 113 8 Spain Atlético Madrid
4 2DF Guillermo Varela (1993-03-24)24 March 1993 (aged 24) 1 0 Uruguay Peñarol
13 2DF Gastón Silva (1994-03-05)5 March 1994 (aged 24) 16 0 Argentina Independiente
16 2DF Maxi Pereira (1984-06-08)8 June 1984 (aged 33) 124 3 Portugal Porto
19 2DF Sebastián Coates (1990-10-07)7 October 1990 (aged 27) 29 1 Portugal Sporting CP

5 3MF Carlos Sánchez (1984-12-02)2 December 1984 (aged 33) 33 1 Mexico Monterrey
6 3MF Rodrigo Bentancur (1997-06-05)5 June 1997 (aged 20) 4 0 Italy Juventus
7 3MF Cristian Rodríguez (1985-09-30)30 September 1985 (aged 32) 102 11 Uruguay Peñarol
8 3MF Nahitan Nández (1995-12-28)28 December 1995 (aged 22) 9 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
10 3MF Giorgian De Arrascaeta (1994-05-01)1 May 1994 (aged 23) 12 1 Brazil Cruzeiro
14 3MF Lucas Torreira (1996-02-11)11 February 1996 (aged 22) 0 0 Italy Sampdoria
15 3MF Matías Vecino (1991-08-24)24 August 1991 (aged 26) 19 1 Italy Internazionale
17 3MF Diego Laxalt (1993-02-07)7 February 1993 (aged 25) 3 0 Italy Genoa
20 3MF Gastón Ramírez (1990-12-02)2 December 1990 (aged 27) 42 0 Italy Sampdoria

9 4FW Luis Suárez (1987-01-24)24 January 1987 (aged 31) 95 49 Spain Barcelona
11 4FW Cristhian Stuani (1986-12-10)10 December 1986 (aged 31) 38 5 Spain Girona
18 4FW Maxi Gómez (1996-08-14)14 August 1996 (aged 21) 2 0 Spain Celta
21 4FW Edinson Cavani (1987-02-14)14 February 1987 (aged 31) 98 40 France Paris Saint-Germain

Source:[11][12][13]

Wales[edit]

Wales

Coach: Wales Ryan Giggs

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Wayne Hennessey (1987-01-24)24 January 1987 (aged 31) 73 0 England Crystal Palace
12 1GK Chris Maxwell (1990-07-30)30 July 1990 (aged 27) 0 0 England Preston North End
21 1GK Michael Crowe (1995-11-13)13 November 1995 (aged 22) 0 0 England Ipswich Town

2 2DF Chris Gunter (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 28) 85 0 England Reading
3 2DF Adam Matthews (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 26) 13 0 England Sunderland
4 2DF Ben Davies (1993-04-24)24 April 1993 (aged 24) 36 0 England Tottenham Hotspur
5 2DF James Chester (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 29) 29 0 England Aston Villa
6 2DF Ashley Williams (captain) (1984-08-23)23 August 1984 (aged 33) 76 2 England Everton
14 2DF Declan John (1995-06-30)30 June 1995 (aged 22) 2 0 Scotland Rangers
18 2DF Chris Mepham (1997-11-05)5 November 1997 (aged 20) 0 0 England Brentford
19 2DF Connor Roberts (1995-09-23)23 September 1995 (aged 22) 0 0 Wales Swansea City
23 2DF Tom Lockyer (1994-12-03)3 December 1994 (aged 23) 1 0 England Bristol Rovers

7 3MF Joe Allen (1990-03-14)14 March 1990 (aged 28) 40 2 England Stoke City
8 3MF Andy King (1988-10-29)29 October 1988 (aged 29) 44 2 Wales Swansea City
15 3MF Lee Evans (1994-07-24)24 July 1994 (aged 23) 1 0 England Sheffield United
17 3MF Marley Watkins (1990-10-17)17 October 1990 (aged 27) 1 0 England Norwich City
20 3MF Ryan Hedges (1995-07-08)8 July 1995 (aged 22) 1 0 England Barnsley

9 4FW Sam Vokes (1989-10-21)21 October 1989 (aged 28) 56 8 England Burnley
10 4FW Tom Bradshaw (1992-07-27)27 July 1992 (aged 25) 2 0 England Barnsley
11 4FW Gareth Bale (1989-07-16)16 July 1989 (aged 28) 68 26 Spain Real Madrid
13 4FW Billy Bodin (1992-03-24)24 March 1992 (aged 25) 0 0 England Preston North End
16 4FW Harry Wilson (1997-03-22)22 March 1997 (aged 21) 1 0 England Hull City
22 4FW Ben Woodburn (1999-10-15)15 October 1999 (aged 18) 6 1 England Liverpool

Source:[8][13][14]

Matches[edit]

The official draw was announced on 5 December 2017.[15] The schedule was announced on 17 December 2017.[16] All times are local, CST (UTC+8).

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
22 March - Nanning
 
 
 China PR0
 
26 March - Nanning
 
 Wales6
 
 Wales0
 
23 March - Nanning
 
 Uruguay1
 
 Uruguay2
 
 
 Czech Republic0
 
Third-place playoff
 
 
26 March - Nanning
 
 
 China PR1
 
 
 Czech Republic4

Semi-finals[edit]

China PR 0–6 Wales
Report
Uruguay 2–0 Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 22,757

Third-place playoff[edit]

China PR 1–4 Czech Republic
Report
Attendance: 15,815

Final[edit]

Wales 0–1 Uruguay
Report

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Lóng Bǎo; Mandarin pronunciation: [lʊ̌ŋ pàu], in quick speech, [lʊ̌m-]

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