The final squad lists for the World Cup have been confirmed and although China didn’t make it there, the CSL is sending a record high of eight players to Russia. The pod discuss whether this means the league is no longer a career graveyard for top players, along with predicting which China-based player will have the biggest impact this summer – cast your votes on our Twitter poll!
We also catch up on the national team’s recent friendly wins against Myanmar and Thailand – can Wu Lei keep up his scoring form for his country, and is it a case of “thank you and goodbye” to 100-cap stalwart Zheng Zhi? There’s plenty of conjecture on the latest tattoo sightings and a reflection on China’s recent U19 tournament triumph too.
There’s plenty of conjecture on club matters too – what should we expect from Demba Ba’s return to Shenhua and the rumoured return of Dan Petrescu – is the Romanian the man to save Guizhou? Chang Woe-Ryong is the latest manager to step off the CSL merry-go-round, arriving at Henan – with the Hebei job still vacant following Manuel Pellegrini’s departure to West Ham, who can turn around the ailing big-spenders from the north? Plenty of questions, and a nod to a middle-aged goalscorer make their way into the pod agenda this week.
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