According to the plan, once the Chinese team confirms that it cannot participate in the two top 12 matches in November in China, it will depart for Sharjah, UAE around November 6th to participate in these two matches. The second stage of this season’s Chinese Super League, which was originally scheduled to start on December 1, will also be postponed. Beiqing-Beijing Toutiao reporter learned on the 27th that the Chinese Football Association and the Chinese Football Confederation’s preparatory team have prepared emergency plans for similar situations.
The content of the plan shows that the second stage of the Chinese Super League may start on December 13 this year and end on January 4 next year. If the plan is finally passed, as in the last 9 rounds of the first stage, there will only be 2 days between each two rounds in this stage. In addition, after the end of the Chinese Super League regular matches, the Football Association Cup finals and the Super League play-offs will also be held separately, and the schedule will be unprecedented. Considering the needs of epidemic prevention and the top 12 matches of the national football team, the introduction of such a plan is also compelling.
As of October 27, the Chinese team’s schedule for the two home games in November has not yet been officially confirmed. However, due to the impact of the epidemic, it is a high probability that the team will not be able to participate in these two games in domestic cities. For this reason, the Chinese Football Association has made arrangements for the team to continue to participate in West Asia. According to the travel plan recently communicated, the team will depart for Sharjah, UAE around November 6.
The changes to the Chinese team’s “November Campaign” competition plan actually affected the schedule for the second stage of the Chinese Super League. The original plan indicated that the second stage of the Chinese Super League will start on December 1 and end on January 3 next year. However, once the Chinese team confirms that it must go abroad to compete, it will not be able to return to China until November 17, which is the day after the end of the sixth round of the top 12 match with the Australian team. After entry, the entire team must strictly abide by medical isolation and observation and other epidemic prevention regulations. Until the quarantine is lifted, it is already around December 8. If the internationals confirm their participation in the remaining matches of the Chinese Super League, then the postponement of the second stage of the tournament will be fixed.
In fact, the Chinese Football Association and the Chinese Football Association’s preparatory group have previously predicted the changes to the national team’s competition plan. For the second stage of the Chinese Super League competition plan, an emergency plan was also designed. The plan shows that the 8 rounds of the second stage of the Chinese Super League will start on December 13 and will end on January 4 next year. Among them, the relegation group and the championship group are staggered. The first round (the 15th round of the total round) of the two groups is scheduled to be held on December 13th and 14th respectively. Calculated according to this plan, there are only 2 days between each two rounds. That is to say, all the participating teams will continue to compete in the rhythm of “playing two rounds in 3 days” as in the last 9 rounds of the first stage.
Previously released information by the Chinese Football Association showed that a total of 12 games in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the Football Association Cup this season (ie, 8 rounds and 4 rounds and semi-final rounds) are scheduled to be held in Dalian from October 23 to November 8. The final will be held in the designated host competition area after the end of the domestic leagues at all levels this season. In addition, the promotion and promotion play-offs between the Super League and the Chinese Premier League will be held after the end of the Super League regular competition. The 2021 season of the various series of domestic professional clubs may be postponed to mid-January next year. Since the Chinese team will play away against Japan in the 7th round and Vietnam in the 8th round of the top 12 matches on January 27 and February 1, the time left for the internationals to rest is very limited. The unprecedented intensive schedule will inevitably cause more injuries.
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