Dai Weijun of China controls the ball under pressure of Ao Tanaka of Japan during the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier Final Round Group B match between Japan and China at Saitama Stadium on January 27, 2022. Photo: Getty
Dai Weijun of China controls the ball under pressure of Ao Tanaka of Japan during the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier Final Round Group B match between Japan and China at Saitama Stadium on January 27, 2022. Photo: Getty
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Chinese football must get its act together

  • At the World Cup, Japan, South Korea and Australia have shown what Asian nations are capable of; it’s now time for the world’s most populous nation to find 11 players who can emulate the triumphs of other teams from the region

Dai Weijun of China controls the ball under pressure of Ao Tanaka of Japan during the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier Final Round Group B match between Japan and China at Saitama Stadium on January 27, 2022. Photo: Getty
Dai Weijun of China controls the ball under pressure of Ao Tanaka of Japan during the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier Final Round Group B match between Japan and China at Saitama Stadium on January 27, 2022. Photo: Getty
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