Forward Zhang Ouying (left) of China fights for the ball beside New Zealand defender Marlies Oostdam during the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup in China. Photo: EPA Forward Zhang Ouying (left) of China fights for the ball beside New Zealand defender Marlies Oostdam during the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup in China. Photo: EPA
Forward Zhang Ouying (left) of China fights for the ball beside New Zealand defender Marlies Oostdam during the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup in China. Photo: EPA

Chinese footballer Zhang Ouying, part of the Steel Roses team at 1999 Fifa Women’s World Cup, dies aged 43 after cancer battle

  • Striker was part of a team that remains the high point of Chinese football for men or women
  • Went on to coach football to thousands of youngsters in adopted home of California

Topic |   Chinese Football Association (CFA)
Forward Zhang Ouying (left) of China fights for the ball beside New Zealand defender Marlies Oostdam during the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup in China. Photo: EPA Forward Zhang Ouying (left) of China fights for the ball beside New Zealand defender Marlies Oostdam during the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup in China. Photo: EPA
Forward Zhang Ouying (left) of China fights for the ball beside New Zealand defender Marlies Oostdam during the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup in China. Photo: EPA
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