China's second division league kicks off with 800 spectators

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Gan Rui (L, Front) of Chengdu Better City FC vies for a header with Wan Houliang (R, Front) of Beijing Renhe FC during the 1st round match between Chengdu Better City FC and Beijing Renhe FC at the 2020 season Chinese Football Association China League Chengdu Division in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

After over 300 days of waiting, China's second-tier league, the Chinese Football League A kicked off in Chengdu on Saturday.

Around 800 fans witnessed the opening ceremony and the opening match. Newly promoted Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat beat Beijing Renhe 3-2 to bag a winning start.

According to the Chinese Football Association (CFA), league A was divided into three groups in three cities: Chengdu; Changzhou; and Meizhou.

In other matches, Guizhou Hengfeng drew 1-1 with Zhejiang Energy Greentown, and Changchun Yatai edged Heilongjiang Lava Spring 2-1.

China's top tier league, the Chinese Super League kicked off in July after a long delay for COVID-19. All the players, coaches, club staff and media representatives had tested negative since the start of the 2020 season.

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