Wuhan Zall to play opening game of CSL season


Wuhan Zall will kick off the first match of the Chinese Super League (CSL) season, in what looks like a very supportive and symbolic move by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) to support the city of Wuhan where COVID-19 spread from to every corner of the world.

Wuhan Zall to kick off the new season

Wuhan Zall will kick off the CSL season against newly-promoted Qingdao Huanghai in what looks like a symbolic and supportive move by the CFA by making sure Wuhan Zall are one of the first teams to start the new campaign.

COVID-19 began in Wuhan and spread around the world, however, the city's team Wuhan Zall wasn't based in the city at the time of the outbreak. They had a preseason training camp in Spain when it all happened and ended up being stuck in Spain for 104 days, with teams refusing to face them because of the fear they would catch the Coronavirus.

So the CFA deciding that Wuhan Zall will get the ball rolling looks symbolic, even though it might not be. If the fixture has been selected intentionally, then kudos to the CFA for that, if it's unintentional, then the CFA still look good because of the fixture computer's work. 

CSL split into two groups 

The CSL is split into two groups for the virus-delayed season, in Dalian and Suzhou, as part of a drastically revamped formula designed to prevent the spread of infections.

Players and staff will have their movements severely restricted during the first phase of the season, and will only see stadiums, training pitches and their hotel for at least two months.

All matches will take place behind closed doors, in line with football leagues across the globe that are attempting to restart. The CSL was supposed to begin on February 22.

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