Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) is determined to bring the World Cup to China – and Fifa president Gianni Infantino (left) seems willing to help make it happen. Photo: Xinhua
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Fifa must stop ignoring Chinese government interference in football – things will only get worse

  • Fifa president Gianni Infantino turning a blind eye to the meddling going on at home of his latest World Cup sponsors
  • Chinese Football Association ceding power to General Administration of Sport despite Fifa rules

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) is determined to bring the World Cup to China – and Fifa president Gianni Infantino (left) seems willing to help make it happen. Photo: Xinhua
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Beijing Guoan’s Nico Yennaris is among the naturalised players who will have to wait to make their debut in the CSL. Photo: Twitter

Chinese Super League: CFA rules naturalised players can’t represent new teams on the eve of new season start

  • Beijing Guoan have signed two naturalised players but they could be ineligible to play against Wuhan in their CSL opener
  • It is hoped naturalised players can strengthen China national team
Topic |   Chinese Super League

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Beijing Guoan’s Nico Yennaris is among the naturalised players who will have to wait to make their debut in the CSL. Photo: Twitter
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