Coach: China can't beat anyone
The point gained on Wednesday at the Yellow Dragon Stadium was enough for China to go through from Group D with a game to spare, on the back of third-placed Vietnam's 1-1 draw with bottom-side Lebanon.
"At present the China team is ineligible to win over any opponent," Gao was quoted by The Beijing News as saying after the match.
"We failed to convert three or four opportunities. I feel sorry about that," said Gao, who received calls from some of the 30,000 crowd to resign.