China's Ji Xiang scores their first goal in the win over Hong Kong at the EAFF E-1 Finals in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Reuters China's Ji Xiang scores their first goal in the win over Hong Kong at the EAFF E-1 Finals in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
China's Ji Xiang scores their first goal in the win over Hong Kong at the EAFF E-1 Finals in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

Covid-19 has cost Hong Kong football a year it could not afford to lose

  • How football bounces back from coronavirus pandemic is biggest question local game has faced in recent years
  • Mixu Paatelainen’s side slip down Fifa rankings while Li Tie’s China rise despite both teams not playing for 12 months

China's Ji Xiang scores their first goal in the win over Hong Kong at the EAFF E-1 Finals in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Reuters China's Ji Xiang scores their first goal in the win over Hong Kong at the EAFF E-1 Finals in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
China's Ji Xiang scores their first goal in the win over Hong Kong at the EAFF E-1 Finals in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE
Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.