China head coach Marcello Lippi reacts during the loss to Syria that ended his second spell in charge. Photo: Xinhua
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

Bizarre year for Chinese football: Guangzhou Evergrande rules, Marcello Lippi leaves national team twice and naturalisation sees fans and footballers suffer

  • From fans being arrested to players not being paid, there are many who would like to forget the season
  • Bizarre midseason policy changes, red card reactions and goalkeepers up front among oddest instances

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China head coach Marcello Lippi reacts during the loss to Syria that ended his second spell in charge. Photo: Xinhua
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