The Chinese Super League will return to the home-and-away format, according to a research

The Chinese Super League will return to the home-and-away format, according to a research ...

HONG KONG, February 23 - The Chinese Super League will try to return to playing home-and-away matches when the competition resumes in April after two years of being hampered by the epidemic.

Soccer News reported on Wednesday that the Chinese Football Association had written to players working in the sport's top three levels in order to inform them about the return to the pre-pandemic format.

"The CFA intends to begin the Chinese Super League, Chinese League A, and Chinese League B regular home and away matches in April based on regular epidemic prevention and control," says the letter, which was posted on Soccer News' social media account.

The epidemic has had a significant impact on the Chinese Super League's previous two seasons. Both clubs were subjected to lengthy delays before they were split into two groups for the competition's opening phase, and matches were played in centralised biosecure hubs.

Jiangsu Suning won the 2020 Chinese Super League in a playoff against Guangzhou Evergrande before folding several months later after Suning left the club out.

Shandong Taishan won the 2021 title as part of the Chinese FA Cup, becoming the first club to win the double since Guangzhou Evergrande in 2016.

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