Marcello Lippi who bought the World Cup as the coach has now been reappointed as the head coach of the national football team of China, and this news was proclaimed by the ‘Football Association of China’ on the morning of Friday. The Italian Netizen who is now 71 year old, stepped down from his post following the exit of China from the quarter-final of Asian Cup which held in the month of January, has now returned to guide & nurture the team all through the qualifying round for the upcoming World Cup which is to be held in 2022.
He stepped down at the end of the contract which was followed by a 3-0 defeat by Iran at Asian Cup and as a result, he was replaced on a temporary basis by Cannavaro for the matches of China Cup against Uzbekistan & Thailand. However, consecutive defeats in those 2 games were followed by the decision of Cannavaro to not take up that role on a permanent basis, with the earlier defender opting to remain at the post of Guangzhou Evergrande. The first game for Lippi after being back in charge is going to be an amicable match against the Philippines on June 7 in Guangzhou.