Serious resources are being poured into qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, which will mark the 20th anniversary of China’s first and, to date, only appearance at FIFA’s premier event.
"We know that our rights as players are linked to those rights of the workers in Qatar," said Alex Wilkinson, president of the Australian soccer players' union after their interaction with them.
Southgate has led England to the semis of the 2018 World Cup and Nations League a year later, plus the final of the Euro 2020.
China are still a long way from the football superpower they crave to be, but under Li Tie they have offered a glimmer of hope to fans.
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To take part in the Asian Cup is a massive success for India, massive. Even when you lose you actually are improving, Cahill pointed.