China staring into World Cup abyss
October 13, 2004
By Alastair Himmer
The Asian Cup finalists suffered a huge setback with a 1-0 defeat in Kuwait on Wednesday that left them relying on winless Malaysia in next month's final round of matches.
'China's dream has almost vanished,' the state-run China Sports Daily said on Thursday after one of the blackest days in the team's recent history.