China News Service, April 1st. According to the website of the Chinese Football Association, the new season of the Chinese Super League will be held in Guangzhou and Suzhou on April 20. It will take the form of a staged tournament system, and strive to play the full game on the premise of meeting the conditions of epidemic prevention and control. 30 rounds.
The 15th and 16th places in the Chinese Super League will play additional matches with the 4th and 3rd places in the Chinese Super League respectively. The winner will qualify for the Chinese Super League next season.
On April 1, the Chinese Football Association and the professional league preparatory group held a meeting of club leaders for the 2021 professional league in Shanghai.
The professional league preparatory group introduced the overall situation of the 2021 professional league to the heads of the three-level professional league clubs of the Chinese Super League, Chinese A and Chinese B League.
In the first stage of the Chinese Super League, 16 teams are arranged in a serpentine shape according to the basic principle of the 2020 Chinese Super League performance rankings. At the same time, the final grouping is determined by considering the situation of the competition area, business operations and other factors.
The specific groups are as follows:
Group A (Guangzhou Division): Guangzhou Team, Shandong Taishan, Chongqing Liangjiang Sports, Henan Songshan Longmen, Guangzhou City, Shenzhen Team, Qingdao Team, Cangzhou Lions.
Group B (Suzhou Division): Beijing Guoan, Shanghai Haigang, Shanghai Shenhua, Hebei Team, Tianjin Jinmen Tiger, Dalian Ren, Changchun Yatai, Wuhan Team.
The new season of the Chinese League will kick off in Wuhan, Dalian, and Meizhou on April 24. It will also adopt a staged format, and complete all 306 games in a double loop.
The 1st and 2nd places in the Chinese Premier League will directly qualify for the Chinese Super League next season. The 3rd and 4th places will compete with the 16th and 15th places in the Chinese Super League respectively.
The 17th and 18th places will compete with the 4th and 3rd in the Chinese League B respectively, and the winner will qualify for the Chinese League A next season.
The results of the first stage of the group draw are as follows:
Group A (Meizhou Division): Meizhou Hakka, Zhejiang Team, Shaanxi Changan Sports, Sichuan Jiuniu, Zibo Cuju, Xinjiang Tianshan Snow Leopard.
Group B (Dalian-Chengdu Division): Chengdu Rongcheng, Kunshan Team, Beijing North Sports University, Nantong Zhiyun, Jiangxi North Gate, Nanjing City.
Group C (Wuhan Division): Three Towns in Wuhan, Guizhou Team, Soochow in Suzhou, Shenyang City in Liaoning, Heilongshan Ice City, Beijing Institute of Technology.
The new season of the Chinese League B will start on May 15th and will be divided into two stages, each with 3 divisions and 8 teams in each division.
The results of the first stage of the group draw are as follows:
Group A (Duyun Division): Hubei Youth Star, Shaoxing Keqiao Yuejia, Xi'an Junlang, Guangxi Pingguo Halai, Inner Mongolia Caoshangfei, Shanxi Longjin, Hebei Kungfu, Dandong Leap.
Group B (Yancheng Division): Qingdao Manatee, Kunming Zheng He Boatman, Shaanxi Warrior Warriors Chaoyue, Hebei Zhuoao, Dongguan Guanlian, Yichun Weihu, Wuxi Wugou, U20 National Team.
Group C (Luxi Division): Shanghai Jiading Huilong, Qingdao Qingchun Island, Qingdao Red Lion, Hunan Xiangtao, Xiamen Ludao, Sichuan Minzu, Quanzhou Yaxin, Yanbian Longding.
The 1st and 2nd in the Chinese League B will directly qualify for the next season's Chinese League. The 3rd and 4th places will be in the play-offs with the 18th and 17th in the Chinese League. The winner will be qualified for the Chinese League next season.
The 23rd and 24th places are directly dropped into the Chinese Champions League. The 21st and 22nd places will be played with the 6th and 5th places in the Chinese Champions League respectively. The winner will be qualified for the Chinese League B next season.
In addition, some adjustments have been made to the rules of the professional league for the new season. The foreign aid balance protection policy for the Chinese Super League and the temporary U21 policy implemented in the 2020 season will no longer be implemented.
In order to ensure that the professional league is fair, just and open, the Chinese Football Association and the professional league preparatory group attach great importance to the refereeing work of the league in the new season.
The referee management department will further improve the referee selection mechanism, implement a combination of computer selection and manual selection, and establish a communication mechanism between the referee department and the club.
In the course of the league, efforts will be made to do a good job in the daily management and supervision of the referee team, to ensure close, all-weather, and normalization, and to do a good job in referee enforcement, supervision and evaluation and regular reviews during the season.
In addition, it will further strengthen post-match evaluations, strengthen communication and feedback, and conduct phased summaries.
At the meeting, Chen Xuyuan, chairman of the Chinese Football Association, put forward clear requirements for the work of the 2021 China Football Professional League: “All clubs must carry out general and in-depth ideological education work, and at the same time pay special attention to the issue of competition style and discipline. Professional league clubs at all levels must follow suit. Start with the three basic points of'first-line managers, a few key people, and internal rules and regulations' to strengthen the management of the club. The refereeing issue is the top priority of the league work this season. The management, selection and evaluation of the league refereeing work this year will be adopted Some new methods have been introduced. The club must educate all coaches and athletes to obey the penalty. At the same time, the club must strengthen the refereeing rules to make the athletes understand the rules more deeply."
Chen Xuyuan emphasized: "Chinese football is at a historical turning point this year. We have new opportunities and new hopes. Whether we can make new progress depends on our cohesion. The big ship of professional football is moving forward, and we may encounter Going to some reefs and storms, I hope that everyone will work together, share honor and disgrace, and reach the other side victoriously. I hope that this year’s league will be carried out in an orderly, healthy, brilliant and fair manner, so that the people of the whole country can see the new image and face of Chinese football. Add luster to the centenary of the founding of the party!"