With the smooth return of the national football team to China, the Chinese team's top 12 tour came to an end with a record of 6 games and 5 points, but then many thorny problems from the domestic football world tested the Chinese Football Association. Many CSL salons suffer from salary arrears and the future is uncertain. At least three teams are in danger and are on the verge of closing... The domestic league, which has repeatedly made way for the national team, will face the dilemma of being unable to gather 16 teams to participate.
In the long run, the league is the cornerstone to determine the level of the national team. Unfortunately, the impact on the leagues at all levels as the foundation is far more violent than the failure of the national football team to impact the world cup.
Our reporter Ding Mengjie
Affected by the epidemic in the past two years, many CSL salons were unable to pay their salaries on time due to the operation difficulties of their parent company. However, most salons just couldn't afford it, and last year's League didn't suffer much impact. But now, the test of Chinese football is likely to be the most difficult moment since the professionalization. With the continuity of the game system, the substantial compression of the distance and the long-term suspension, some salons have fallen into a situation where they can not operate normally. During this period, the situation of Guangzhou team, Chongqing Liangjiang sports and Hebei team is the most dangerous.
Due to the operation difficulties of Evergrande group, the parent company of Guangzhou football salon, the first team not only suffered a large area of salary arrears, but also has not gathered so far. Coach Cannavaro and player Gorat have abandoned their salaries and terminated their contract with Sharon. Although Sharon has not released the relevant developments of the team up to now, it is understood that Sharon's current situation is tantamount to a comprehensive suspension and no longer provides training venues and logistical support to players. Only Zheng Zhi spontaneously organized exercises to help players maintain their state. From the current situation, Guangzhou team may not be able to participate in the second stage of the Chinese Super League. At the same time, the future direction of naturalized players who have just returned to China with the national football team is in doubt, and the livelihood of the national team may also be affected.
Since this season, Hebei team, which has repeatedly fallen into the situation of salary arrears and suffered from internal worries, has been promoted to the championship group by virtue of its excellence in the first stage, and began to stop work for vacation on October 26, 2021. Salon indicated that the reason for the shutdown was that the equity restructuring of salon was blocked and the operation could not be carried out normally. Up to now, the relevant work has not developed, and Hebei team has no sign of regrouping from scratch. In this case, the players of Hebei team issued a joint letter stating that as long as Hebei team can live, they are willing to work for salon for free until salon completes the reform and gets out of the dilemma. It is said that Langfang Sports Bureau is actively dealing with the problem, at least to ensure that Hebei team ends the season at the lowest cost, but there is no clear development on how to deal with it.
Chongqing Liangjiang sports team is the third salon to stop training. Since this season, Sharon has caused many problems due to salary arrears. The players once refused to enter the competition area, and the team can hardly finish the first stage of the league. It is understood that the current dilemma of Chongqing salon also lies in the blocking of equity reform. After two work stoppages and training stoppages, the problems related to equity reform have not been handled, but also reached the worst point. Recently, Sharon announced the suspension for the third time, and the situation is not optimistic. The hope of Chongqing team to participate in the second stage of the league has become more and more confused.
In addition, a person familiar with the matter disclosed that at least six Chinese Super teams asked the Football Association for help because they couldn't collect the fare to the competition area. However, before, all the staff in the competition Department of the football association were transferred to serve the national football team, and the difficulties of each Salon were "helpless". It is less than a month from the original start date of the league, leaving the Chinese football association with more and more urgent time. In the past three months, the football association has devoted all its energy to the national football battlefield. The domestic battlefield that has not been taken into account for a long time is the frequent negative news. How the League should end in the end will be a more difficult test than the top 12.