People’s Daily Online, Beijing, November 1 (Reporter Yang Lei) On October 31, the 2023 FISU Football World Cup ended in Jinjiang, Fujian. Beijing Normal University beat paulista University of Brazil in the women’s final and won the championship, while paulista University men’s soccer team won the men’s championship.
On the afternoon of October 31st, the battle for the women’s championship of the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Jinjiang was held at the training ground of Jinjiang Football Center. The team of Beijing Normal University, which represented China, played against the team of paulista University in Brazil, and the two sides fought for 120 minutes and drew 2:2. In the final penalty shootout, Beijing Normal University won the championship with a total score of 7:6.
"Today, we made full preparations for playing for 120 minutes and presented a very wonderful game to everyone. It is our honor to stand on the highest podium again after 12 years. " Bi Yan, former China international and head coach of Beijing Normal University, said after the game.
At the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade, Bi Yan helped the Beijing Normal University women’s football team win the championship by beating the Japanese team 2-1. Twelve years later, as the head coach, she led the team to the highest podium in the world college football again.
In the men’s final, paulista University of Brazil beat the Ukrainian National University of Economics and Business men’s soccer team 7-6 in a penalty shootout and won the championship. Hohai University’s men’s soccer team, representing China, created the best result of China University’s men’s soccer team in the FIBA World Cup, and finally won the eighth place.