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China ‘considering CSL changes’ as Guangzhou FC faces financial pressure

Liu Yiming of Guangzhou Evergrande in action during the AFC Champions League Group G match against Suwon Samsung Bluewings on December 1, 2020 (by Simon Holmes/Getty Images)

China is making plans to instigate reform within the Chinese Super League, according to reports, amid fears another leading club, Guangzhou FC, is facing financial collapse.

Guangzhou is majority owned by property developer China Evergrande Group, which is in the midst of a major debt crisis with liabilities of $300bn (€253.75bn). The Bloomberg news agency, citing people familiar with the plans, said the club last week appealed to the government of Guangdong province for support.

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