SHENYANG, China, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Football Association on Wednesday unveiled a new 25-man squad for Singapore and Malaysia friendlies in early September.
The two matches in Tianjin, China are warmups for China's crucial away game against Indonesia in the Asian Cup qualifiers on Oct. 15.
Surprisingly, Zhao Xuri and Feng Xiaoting, the two players under severe criticism in China's humiliating 1-5 loss to Thailand in June and subsequently were excluded from the China squad for East Asian Cup, returned this time.
Simultaneously, star forward Gao Lin and midfielder Huang Bowen were not on the list.
Zhao, Feng, Gao, Huang are all key players from the Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande which contributed seven players to the new national team.
Following is the 25-man squad (their clubs listed first):
Guangzhou Evergrande - Zheng Zhi, Zhang Linfan, Zeng Cheng, Rong Hao, Zheng Long, Zhao Xuri, Feng Xiaoting
Shandong Luneng - Du Wei, Yang Xu, Wang Yongpo, Jin Jingdao, Zheng Zheng
Jiangsu Shuntian - Liu Jianye, Sun Ke, Wu Xi
Beijing Guoan - Yang Zhi, Zhang Xizhe
Guizhou Renhe - Yang Hao, Qu Bo
Dalian Arbin - Yu Dabao, Li Xuepeng
Guangzhou Fuli - Jiang Ning
Qingdao Zhongneng - Liu Jian
Shanghai Shenhua - Wang Dalei
Shanghai Shanggang - Wu Lei