The China Football Association, or CFA, plans to divide next
season's Super League match schedule into three stages to give the
national teams more time for training.
When the new season starts on March 10 next year, the
Shandong-based Peninsula City News says it will have a one month
hiatus to allow teams to prepare for the Asian Cup and the FIFA
U-20 World Cup.
The league matches that are usually held in September will also
be suspended for a series of friendly matches for the national
The CFA will also abolish the annual CFA Cup tournament from
next year, even though it has a history of more than 11 years in
(CRI September 19, 2006)