The start date of the 2022 East Asian Cup is getting closer and closer, and the roster of the Chinese team for this East Asian Cup has been basically determined. It is understood that the Chinese men’s football team going to Japan will still use the U23 national team headed by Jankovic as the main team, and the number of over-age players will also be increased from 3 to 5. In addition, the Chinese Football Association is also considering adjusting the schedule of the second stage of the Chinese Super League, and the start date may be postponed to August 5.
According to the previous plan, the second stage of the Chinese Super League will start on July 21, but the schedule of the East Asia Cup is scheduled for July 19 to 27. Among them, at 18:00 on the evening of July 20th, Beijing time, the Chinese men’s football team will welcome the South Korean team in the first round of the East Asia Cup, challenge the host Japanese team at 18:20 on the evening of July 24th, and the final match at 15:00 on July 27th. A rival Hong Kong team. Under such a schedule, the Chinese Football Association has considered letting the Chinese Super League schedule make way for the East Asia Cup, and has set the start date of the second stage on August 5 or 6 according to the isolation period after the internationals return to China.
In addition, in the preliminary list, Zhang Linpeng, Wu Xi, and Zhang Yuning, three overaged international players who had previously trained with the U23 national team, are still listed. In addition, the names of Jiang Guangtai and Tan Long also appeared. For the Chinese Football Association, such a choice is also helpless. After all, apart from the East Asian Cup this year, the national football team has no competition to play. The Chinese men’s football team is currently only ranked 11th in Asia. If they want to win a better draw in the next World Cup qualifiers and the 2023 Asian Cup, the national football team really needs to work hard to grab FIFA points in the East Asia Cup.Return to Sohu, see more
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