Chinese women boosted by win over World Stars

China's women's team said a win over a World Stars team had given them a massive boost for the World Cup. China snatched a 3-2 victory in the dying seconds against the international - reversing a slump that included four straight defeats at the recent Algarve Cup. Wang Haiming, who coached the side for the last time before newly appointed Marika Domanski-Lyfors takes the reins, said the result of the friendly was significant. "It means a lot for the Chinese team and it helps our confidence," he told AFP. "This was a good chance for us to get experience and learn how to deal with mental stress. The game showed how we have improved. Of course we still have a long way to go but we should get better over time."

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