Former Everton midfielder Li Tie said on Sunday that he has realised a childhood dream by becoming coach of China.
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.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was "disappointed" after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.
North and South Korea played out a surreal 0-0 draw in front of an empty stadium and with no TV coverage as Australia smashed seven past Taiwan in Asian World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.
Paulo Bento says South Korea are suitably prepared for their rare clash with North Korea.
South Korean footballers departed for Pyongyang on Monday to play a World Cup qualifier against North Korea amid deadlocked talks over the North's nuclear arsenal.
Saudi football fans are delighted about their national team's historic match Tuesday against their Palestinian "brothers" in the occupied West Bank, but dismiss suggestions it marks a gradual normalisation of ties between the kingdom and Israel.