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Critics hit out after CFA ruling

Updated: 2013-03-02 07:59
By Tang Zhe ( China Daily)

Critics hit out after CFA ruling

China's acting president of Asia's top soccer body won't run in election

China's soccer governing body and its Olympic-oriented sports system have again come under fire because of a media report stating Chinese Zhang Jilong has not been nominated to take part in the race for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation.

"The act of sacrificing soccer and Zhang, who took years to reach the seat of AFC acting president and the FIFA executive committee, in exchange for acting in the interests of the OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) reflects that the Olympic Games and winning gold medals are still the priorities of China's sports authority," Chinese commentator Yan Qiang wrote on his Sina weibo.

Critics hit out after CFA ruling

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