Around fifteen years ago, I had a bet with a friend: "which event will happen first, China‘s first goal in the World Cup, or a Chinese racing driver's first points-paying position in Formula One." The mystery was resolved on March 20.
While Word Cup qualifications games will resume in October, it is uncertain that whether Team China can qualify 18 years later, especially under the pressure caused by COVID-19.
Chinese Football Association named Li Tie as the new head coach for the Chinese Men’s National Team.
Chinese national team manager and World Cup champion with Italy in 2006, Marcello Lippi, resigned from his post after the match.
After losing to Nigeria 86-73 in the last FIBA World Cup game, China lost the lone Asian Olympic qualifying spot available in the World Cup. Yao Ming, the most successful Chinese basketball legend and current Chinese Basketball Association chairman, frowned and cried.