Tag: Chinese Football Association


COVID make mincemeat of China sport calendar

China cancels Asian Cup 2023

China will no longer host the 2023 Asian Cup finals due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on May 14th, adding that it will decide on a new host in due course. The ‘Reuters’ stated that the event, which is played every four years and features... » Read more


China move FIFA fixtures over COVID cases

World Cup qualifiers move to Dubai

COVID-19 has again shaken and stirred the world of football forcing China to move Group A qualifiers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ‘Doha News’ stated that Dubai will now stage the remaining three FIFA World Cup™ Qatar 2022 qualifying games instead of Suzhou (China), the Chinese Football... » Read more


Six Chinese football clubs face the music

China six clubs disqualified from football leagues

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced recently that six clubs, including the reigning Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Jiangsu FC, have been disqualified from taking part in professional leagues in the 2021 season due to financial woes. ‘Xinhua’ stated that Jiangsu FC, which... » Read more


Ten host cities declared for AFC Asian Cup China 2023

AFC Asian Cup 2023

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has declared the names of the 10 host cities for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023. The cities are – People’s Republic of China capital, Beijing, as well as Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and Suzhou. The Organising... » Read more


China teams up with FIFA ahead of 2030 World Cup bid

China and FIFA 2030 World Cup bid

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with FIFA amid reports over Beijing’s plans to bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup. The agenda of the agreement is to boost the infrastructural initiative in China’s football holistically. The agreement will see... » Read more


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