Chinese Football Update: By Sept 30
Chinese Super League–CSL
1. Transfer window:
Window 1: Jan 1st, 2020-Feb 28th, 2020
Window 2: July 2nd, 2020-July 29th, 2020
Window 3: Sept 1st, 2020-Sept 30th, 2020 (Closed)
2. Teams and groups:
Guangzhou Evergrande, Jiangsu Suning, Shandong Luneng, Henan Jianye, Dalian Pro, Guangzhou R&F, Shanghai Shenhua, Shenzhen FC
— Location: Dalian City
Beijing Guo’an, Shanghai SIPG, Wuhan Zall, Tianjin Teda, Chongqing Dangdai, Hebei CFFC, Qingdao Huanghai, Shijiazhuang Yongchang
— Location: Suzhou City
3. Table of first Stage-14 Rounds
Note: Top 3 teams of each group enter into the group for Championship, while the other 6 teams enter to group to fight to avoid relegation.
1) The Championship Group
Oct 16: Heibei CFFC vs Guangzhou Evergrande
Oct 17: Shandong Luneng vs Beijing Guoan
Oct 18: Shanghai Shenhua vs Shanghai SIPG
Oct 19: Chongqing Dangdai vs Jiangsu Suning
Oct 21: Guangzhou Evergrande vs Hebei CFFC
Oct 22: Beijing Guoan vs Shandong Luneng
Oct 23: Shanghai SIPG vs Shanghai Shenhua
Oct 24: Jiangsu Suning vs Chongqing Dangdai
2) The Survival Group
Oct 16: Tianjin Teda vs Shenzhen
Oct 17: Dalian Pro vs Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
Oct 18: Henan Jianya vs Wuhan Zall
Oct 19: Qingdao Huanghai vs Guangzhou R&F
Oct 21: Shenzhen vs Tianjin Teda
Oct 22: Shijiazhuang Ever Bright vs Dalian Pro
Oct 23: Wuhan Zall vs Henan Jianya
Oct 24: Guangzhou R&F vs Qingdao Huanghai
China League One
1. Teams and groups:
Chengdu Better City, Beijing Renhe, Hohhot
Beijing BSU, Taizhou Yuanda, Suzhou Dongwu
— Location: Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Meizhou Hakka, Guizhou Hengfeng, Zhejiang Greentown
Shaanxi Chang’an Athletic, Liaoning Shenyang Urban, Jiangxi Liansheng
— Location: Meizhou City, Guangdong Province
Kunshan FC, Heilongjiang FC, Changchun Yatai
Nantong Zhiyun, Xinjiang Leopard, Sichuan UBtech
— Location: Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province
Six of the top two teams in each division will be in the knockout round, with the other 12 in the two relegation groups for the second phase of the single round, which is scheduled to begin on October 24.
This season, the number of promotion places has been decreased from 2 to 1.5. The first place in China League One will be promoted to the Chinese Super League.
The second place will hold a promotion play-off with the 15th place of the Chinese Super League to compete for another place for promotion.
The relegation quota has been changed from three to two.
The maximum number of foreign players in each team’s 23-player squad for each match is 3, and the maximum number of players playing at the same time is 2. The annual accumulative registration for the foreign player is 4 max;
In each match, each team shall keep at least one U23 player (a non-Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan domestic player born on or after January 1, 1997) on the field, except for the reasons such as leaving the field due to injury, the quota of substitutes having been used up, or being sent off for red card, etc.;
3.Table-by Sept 30
China League Two
1. Date to start the league:
Wuhan Three Town
Hubei Chufeng Heli
Xi’an Daxing Chongde
Shanghai Jiading Boji
Inner Mongolia Caoshangfei
In Total 21 teams, grouping will be annouced before Dec 15.
2023 Asian Cup
The General Office of the State Council approved the establishment of the Organizing committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023, with Gou Zhongwen, director of the General Administration of Sport, Chen Jining, Mayor of Beijing, as the chairman and Du Zhaocai, deputy director of the General Administration of Sport, as the executive chairman.
The organizing committee will set up a secretariat, which will be set up in Cfa. Each host city will set up corresponding working organizations and report to the organizing committee for confirmation.
The 2023 AFC China Cup will be held in 10 cities from June to July in 2023, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi ‘an, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and Suzhou.
At present, the preparatory work for the Asian Cup is proceeding smoothly. The current key work is the construction of professional football stadiums. All cities have basically completed the stadium design work, and the AFC has confirmed the design plans of professional football stadiums in 9 cities. On October 1, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will review the functional design of the Beijing Workers’ Stadium for professional football competitions. All stadiums will be completed by December 2022, according to the AFC.
Beijing Workers Stadium
Tianjin Teda Stadium
Shanghai Pudong Stadium
Chongqing Longxing Stadium
Chengdu Mount Phoenix Stadium
Xi’an International Football Stadium
Dalian Suoyuwan Football Stadium
Qingdao Qingchun Football Stadium
Xiamen Bailu Stadium
China’s national men’s football team is scheduled to go to Shanghai for training on October 4, 2020, in preparation for the preliminary matches of the 2022 Qatar World Cup in Asia.
In total 4 naturalized players were selected this time.
Including Elkeson, Fernando, Nicholas Yennaris, Tyias Charles Browning.
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