All Chinese professional football system tournaments will be postponed indefinitely as the China Football Association (CFA) is concerned about the possibility of corona virus infection.
In the latest statement released by CFA on January 29, the professional football system of Chinese football will be suspended indefinitely to prevent the risk of corona virus infection.
The Chinese Super League and other tournaments are scheduled to start from February 22. However, with this announcement, tournaments in the world’s most populous country will be suspended indefinitely.
Not only domestic tournaments, but also international tournaments held in China are also affected. While the World Indoor Games in Nanjing was postponed the following year, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic women’s football qualifier held in Wuhan was also relocated to Australia.
In the focused composition of the Chinese women’s team this time, there was no presence of any players from Wuhan. However, teachers and coach Bruno Bini will be isolated in a separate hotel in Brisbane until February 5.
Fear of corona virus, many stars want to leave China
Before the situation of coronary pneumonia outbreak in China, the million dollar foreign soldiers like Marko Arnautovic, Paulinho, Marouane Fellaini began to feel insecure.
Players are expected to consider leaving China before the transfer window closes on January 31. If this happens, it will be a huge loss to the quality of the Chinese Super League, where the clubs are having many stars like Arnautovic, Paulinho, Dembele, Fellaini, Odion Ighalo, Salomon Rondon and Oscar.
Changchun Yatai striker Richairo Zivkovic is also about to flee China, preparing to move to Sheffield United. Former Ajax spearhead has been playing in Asia since February 2019. This striker left many impressions, scoring 16 goals and having 3 assists.
China is one of the countries that attracts many European and American names to compete here. By paying high salaries to foreign soldiers, they easily recruited stars who used to play for the Premier League, La Liga.
Before the outbreak of coronary pneumonia in China, many foreign soldiers had admitted they did not want to return to Europe to compete because the salary in the Chinese Super League was too attractive. But things can now turn around.