Czech Republic beat China 4-1 in Silk Road Cup U-16 soccer tournament

2017-07-17 14:30:48 GMT2017-07-17 22:30:48(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WEINAN, China, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Jin Yihang's header gave hostChina some hope but Czech Republic won the match 4-1 in the 2017Silk Road Cup CFA international U-16 soccer tournament here onMonday.

The visitors' midfielder Antonin Svoboda scored the opener inthe 3rd minute through a long-range shot. Martin Simek and DavidStetka enlarged the advantage in the 8th and the 15th minute.

China coach Liu Junwei had to substitute three players in the27th minute.

After the interval, Adam Hlozek dribbled into in the penaltyarea and netted the fourth goal on 55 minutes.

Five minutes later, Jin Yihang's close-range header gifted Chinathe first goal at this year's Silk Road Cup.

Enjoying the cheers of more than 12,000 spectators after thegoal, the host made a few chances by Liang Shaowen and substituteAifeierding Aisikaer but failed to score anymore.

Earlier in the day, Uzbekistan drew with Japan 1-1. BoburbekSabirov's long-range shot in 39th minute helped Uzbekistan to breakthe tie. Japan equalized in the 90th minute from the mistake madeby the opponents' goalkeeper.

After Monday's games, Japan topped the standings with two winsand one draw. Czech Republic and Uzbekistan placed on second andthird respectively. China stood at the bottom with three losses.Enditem