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ed “a very positive attitude and great perseverance” in competitions, the association s
aid on Friday. “We are confident that Team China will again try its best to chase their World Cup dream,” it said.
The association also announced that it has set up a preparatory gro
up for the upcoming election of new leadership, which is scheduled for next month.
Chen Xuyuan, chairman of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co, which owns th
e Chinese Super League’s Shanghai SIPG, has been appointed to lead the group.
According to Beijing Youth Daily, Lippi will arrive in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Tuesday. His first task will be to
compile a new list of 25 candidates for Team China, which will assemble on June 3 for training. Lippi’s assistants are curr
ently scouting matches in the Chinese Super League and the second-tier China League One.
we never doubted him, despite all the ups and downs.”
What players will be chosen by Lippi remains uncertain, but seeking younger talent will be a priority. Lippi led the oldest
team at the Asian Cup this year, with an average age of 30.2 years, and many veterans will retire before the next World Cup.
Lippi’s best shot now is Espanyol striker Wu Lei, who joined La Liga
immediately after the Asian Cup and became the first Chinese player to score in the league.
Government in Nanyang city, Central China’s Henan province, has denied reports that vehic
les driven by water-hydrogen engines have been produced, according to a Beijing News report on Friday.
A Nanyang Daily report on Thursday said that such a vehicle has been produced, saying that the vehic
le consumes water in its engine, and with the help of special catalyst then produces hydrogen to fuel the vehicle.