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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: China football team trains for matches with Communist history lessons
China return to their stuttering qualifying campaign with four matches on home soil, starting with minnows Guam on May 30 and culminating with a clash against group leaders Syria on 15 June.
The six China U-19 players will have to sit out all matches through 30 November. They could also face further punishment from their respective clubs.
China include three foreign-born players in national squad for first time as team gets ready for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
China has included three naturalised players in the national squad for the first time as coach Li Tie has gathered the side in Shanghai for training.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Members of China football team to join respective clubs after completing quarantine
China’s men’s football team have completed their quarantine after returning from Dubai last month and will go back to their respective clubs, the team said on Monday.
As a player, Li represented China on 92 occasions, including at the finals of the 2002 World Cup, the country’s only appearance at the competition to date
Ji Xiang opened the scoring after seven minutes, and Zhang Xizhe sealed China’s first win since Marcello Lippi resigned as head coach in November from the penalty spot with 19 minutes remaining
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: China head coach Marcello Lippi quits after defeat to Syria in crucial clash
A clearly infuriated Lippi, the 71-year-old Italian World Cup winner, made a brief but angry appearance in front of the media after the 2-1 defeat on Thursday in Dubai.
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil-born Elkeson expects more naturalised foreign players in China squad in future
He may be the first, but Brazil-born striker Elkeson believes he will not be the only foreign player to be naturalised during China’s attempt to secure World Cup qualification for the first time in almost two decades.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Yu Dabao scores second-half winner as China narrowly avoid dropping points against minnows Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz goalkeeper Pavel Matiash committed a howler when he palmed the ball into his own net shortly after half-time before Beijing Guoan forward Yu Dabao grabbed the winner
Coach Stephen Constantine proud of India's performance against China, says it's difficult to beat his team
Proud of his players for playing out a remarkable draw against China, head coach Stephen Constantine on Saturday said the Indian team may not match the quality of top Asian sides but it has developed into a "very difficult one to beat".
Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu shines as gritty India secure goalless draw against China in international friendly
A gritty India thwarted a wave of Chinese onslaughts to play out a remarkable goalless draw in an international football friendly played for the first time after 21 years between the two countries on Saturday.
Catch the Live score and updates from the friendly football match between China and India taking place in Suzhou.
China national football team coach Marcello Lippi says team cannot afford to take India lightly ahead of friendly in Suzhou
Former World Cup-winning coach Marcelo Lippi acknowledged India's rapid rise in the recent FIFA rankings and said China cannot afford to take the visitors lightly in the historic friendly to be played at the iconic Suzhou Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Sandesh Jhingan will lead the Indian football team against China on Saturday as coach Stephen Constantine termed the burly defender as one of the leaders of the team, going forward.
China and India, football's biggest minnows, set to clash in friendly; pressure on Marcello Lippi after team's poor run
China and India together account for more than a third of the world's population, but in football terms they are minnows often beaten by countries a fraction of their size.
India will need to 'do a lot of defending' to get a result against China away from home, says captain Sunil Chhetri
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri has said that India will need to defend well when they play hosts China, adding that China's recent development in football makes them one of Asia's most dangerous sides.
The Indian Football team will face China in a friendly in FIFA's October window allocated for friendly matches. The match will be a part of India's preparations for the AFC Cup in 2019.