The newly appointed Chinese national football team coach Li Tie Thursday announced a 27-man squad to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March. Li replaces Marcello Lippi, who left the role last November after a poor run of results.
China currently sit second in Asian World Cup qualifying Group A, and is set to take on the Maldives and Guam in March. The team will head to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou for a training camp next week. The complete 27-man squad is as follows: Elkeson, Wei Shihao, Gao Zhunyi, Zhang Linpeng, Liu Dianzuo, Yu Dabao, Zhang Xizhe, Chi Zhongguo, Li Ke, Li Lei, Cai Huikang, Yan Junling, Li Ang, Ji Xiang, Wu Xi, Liu Binbin, Hao Junmin, Ming Tian, Li Hang, Liu Yun, Dong Chunyu, Jiang Zhipeng, Dong Xuesheng, Tang Miao, Yang Fan, Yang Xu, Cao Yunding.