In order to improve the national team’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has imposed a three-month compulsory break on the clubs in the Super League between August and December. This is unusual: other countries do not have such a special break in their national leagues. During the break, the Chinese national team will play six away matches, each followed by a 14-day quarantine. Players from the Chinese national team must also abide by the strict Corona rules of the People’s Republic.
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