02-26-2007 12:40

Ma Xiaoxu(R) saw the team off at the airport.

China's female football team have left Beijing for Paris to prepare for the upcoming Algarve Cup, which will be held in Portugal next month. But striker Ma Xiaoxu will not be joining the team.

The 19-year-old sensation just signed with Sweden's domestic league champions Umea IK and will move to Sweden within one week after getting her visa. Assistant Coach Wang Haiming said the team are well prepared for the upcoming matches -- even without Ma Xiaoxu.

The team will play their friendly match against France in Bordeaux on February 28th, and then head to Portugal for the Algarve Cup.


Editor:Liu Fang