Coach Li Tie is taking a tough line with his players on and off the pitch as he attempts to rescue China's hopes of reaching the World Cup f...
China are searching for a third coach this year after the country's football association accepted Marcello Lippi's resignation following the damaging loss to Syria in World Cup qualifying.
Veteran coach Marcello Lippi's second stint in charge of China lasted just six months as he resigned on Thursday.
Australia named a 24-man squad for their World Cup qualifier against Jordan later this month.
Marcello Lippi was accused Friday of neglect and delivering "a slap in the face" amid grumblings that China's coach is not doing enough to justify one of the highest salaries in football management.
South Korea's footballers had no idea their surreal World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang would be played in an empty stadium -â a match Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min described as "very aggressive" and one official likened to warfare.
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