Lippi back as China coach after four months

  • Sports Digest

May 25, 2019-

SHANGHAI: Marcello Lippi was back as coach of China on Friday, four months after the World Cup winner quit and following a failed stint by fellow Italian Fabio Cannavaro. The 71-year-old’s return was broadly welcomed by fans and local media, who are desperate to see China reach the World Cup for only a second time. Lippi, who opted not to renew his contract after China were dumped out of the Asian Cup quarter-finals 3-0 by Iran in late January, is tasked with guiding the team to Qatar 2022. China’s only previous World Cup appearance came in 2002, when they exited without a point or scoring a goal. (AFP)

Published: 25-05-2019 15:26

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