Thirteen clubs in China’s top flight, as well as four from the second division and one from the third tier, were named in a letter sent by the CFA claiming all 18 had debts outstanding that could see them denied entry into next year’s competitions.
The move was sparked by a letter from the Asian Football Confederation stating clubs had until Aug. 31 to clear all outstanding payments or face exclusion from next year’s Asian Champions League.
“In light of China’s strong commitment to developing football, FIFPro would like to work with local authorities, the AFC, FIFA, and other relevant stakeholders, to help China achieve the highest possible standards of football governance,” FIFPro said in a statement.
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