Thursday March 21 2019
Cannavaro loses China debut

Fabio Cannavaro lost his first game as Coach of China, falling 1-0 to Thailand in the opening China Cup fixture.

The 2006 World Cup winning defender took over as manager after Marcello Lippi walked away, but is also still the Coach of club side Guangzhou Evergrande.

Chanathip Songkrasin scored the only goal of the game for Thailand.

It means China will face either Uruguay or Uzbekistan in the battle for third place on Monday.