China coach Gao Hongbo wants to face Saudi Arabia and Iraq in friendly

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coach Gao Hongbo has expressed interest in playing or in a friendly match before participating in the 2018 World Cup qualification’s last round, sources report.

Initially, Australia wanted China for a friendly match, however coach Gao Hongbo said his team will play against West Asian teams whose style is similar to that of Uzbekistan and Iran, their opponents at the 2018 World Cup qualification’s last round.

The team’s schedule will be announced at the end of April, Gao Hongbo told local newspapers.