Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Soccer May 24, 2020

Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Economic woes are taking a toll on China’s professional soccer clubs, with 11 being disqualified for failing to pay wages and five closing shop on their own terms, including last season’s Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai. Low attendance and gaudy contracts for overseas signings ...

Chinese Super League reportedly set to kick off in late June

Soccer May 14, 2020

Chinese Super League reportedly set to kick off in late June

The Chinese Super League is reportedly set to kick off in the last week of June, two weeks after lower-tier leagues are scheduled to begin in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down sports globally. Chinese state media reported the top-flight season ...

Chinese Super League to start by July: club chairman

Soccer Apr 20, 2020

Chinese Super League to start by July: club chairman

The coronavirus-delayed Chinese Super League (CSL) season is scheduled to begin in late June or early July, a club chairman says. Suspended leagues across the world, including in Europe, will be watching the CSL with interest as an indicator of the challenges they face in ...

Wuhan Zall return to China, immediately placed in quarantine

Soccer Mar 17, 2020

Wuhan Zall return to China, immediately placed in quarantine

Chinese soccer club Wuhan Zall, whose home city is ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic, landed in China on Monday afternoon after being stranded in Spain since late January — and were immediately placed in two weeks' quarantine. The Chinese Super League season has been ...