An exasperated Marcello Lippi reacts during the group A match between China and Syria. Photo: Xinhua

China at crossroads again as Marcello Lippi quits suddenly following shock World Cup loss to Syria

  • Italian World Cup winner leaves his post at the CFA for the second time
  • Lippi was one of the highest paid managers in the world
Topic |   Chinese Football Association (CFA)

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An exasperated Marcello Lippi reacts during the group A match between China and Syria. Photo: Xinhua
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China international Elkeson in action for Guangzhou Evergrande against Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds during their AFC Champions League semi-final second leg in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA
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Chinese Super League naturalised footballer limit would not help Marcello Lippi’s task of Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification

  • Potential limit on players such as Elkeson and Nico Yennaris has been reported in local media
  • Nine naturalised so far with reports that up to 50 are allowed by ‘relevant authorities’

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China international Elkeson in action for Guangzhou Evergrande against Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds during their AFC Champions League semi-final second leg in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA
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