Thursday, June 30, 2005

China FA cancels 2006 League Cup

The Chinese Football Association has cancelled next year's Super League Cup due to a lack of sponsors and complaints by overworked players, local media reported. Teams have generally excused their best players from the League Cup games, causing sponsors to stay away and fans to tune out, the reports via Reuters said. The Super League's second season has been mired in scandals over match fixing and player insubordination. Teams have been scrambling to find sponsors as audiences have dwindled.