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CSL clubs ‘begin training’ despite uncertainty over forthcoming season

A steward disinfects the goal net ahead of the AFC Champions League match between Shanghai Shenhua and FC Tokyo. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

Chinese football clubs have begun training for the forthcoming Chinese Super League (CSL) season despite uncertainty over when the season will begin and where it will be staged, according to local media outlets.

Hong Kong-based newspaper South China Morning Post reports that Shanghai Port and Shanghai Shenhua, two Shanghai-based CSL clubs, have travelled to training camps in the city of Dalian. Due to China's strict Covid-19 regulations, the teams are reportedly required to quarantine for three weeks before they can begin training.

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