Updated: 2011-10-11 08:00
"Why did China lose the qualification matches to play the last round of World Cup Asian Zone qualifiers the past ten years? Maybe the team didn't play well in the games, but more problems came from the team inside. A good team is one in harmony, and we need to give the coach (Jos Antonio Camacho) more trust."
former coach of Chinese national team Bora Milutinovic
"The memory is still fresh even after ten years - all the scenes are in front of my eyes. I didn't have the chance to play the World Cup as a player, but I realized the dream as a coach. The team ten years ago proved themselves with the results. Each of the players has their own character, and they made history."
former assistant coach of Chinese national team Shen Xiangfu
"Oct 7 is a special day for me. I witnessed the happiest moment of Chinese soccer on this day ten years ago. I'm still continuing my soccer dream today, I'm not lonely without my former teammates, because their dreams are living with me. I'm really grateful for the predecessors' help, and the coach's (Bora Milutinovic) trust. Without them, I don't know if there is a World Cup."
The 2002 team central-back and current national team captain Li Weifeng
"We just qualified for the World Cup once, and it didn't mean Chinese soccer had became stronger. On the contrary, with the result, some people stopped working seriously, which led Chinese soccer to a terrible situation. What we should do is to work from the basis to lift up the whole level of Chinese soccer, and regard playing a World Cup as a natural thing, that's the right way."
former national team player Sun Jihai
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