"It's an agreement by our clubs and investors. We are expecting to help them get reasonable control of the spending. Besides that, all of us want a more balanced league. Under the cap, the teams are encouraged to pay more attention to their youth training system instead of buying players."
Many Chinese netizens also showed understanding towards Lin's decision, while also speculating on his next move.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of 120 million US dollars in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
Speaking of Ge Manqi, who had to quit in women's 200m because of false start, Xie said: "I feel so sorry for her. She made the mistake because she was eager to prove herself so much."
"Over the past two to three weeks, I found it pretty hard to fall asleep and woke up around four or five o'clock in the morning, thinking it over and over again," Lin admitted.
Liu, who boasted a stellar playing career, was named WTT chief in June.
Five minutes later, the crossbar denied Dortmund a greater lead before the break, as Jadon Sancho's header bounced off the woodwork.
Cao Yunding had a goal disallowed in the 19th minute after the Shenhua's scorer tripped Tong Lei inside the box.
Frank Lampard's expensively assembled Chelsea side also began the new season with three points, winning 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Monday evening kick-off.
Fresh from his early goal, Salah looked in fine form, and added his second and Liverpool's third when he crashed an unstoppable half-volley past Illan Meslier in the Leeds goal to make it 3-2 to the champions at half-time.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alexander Nouri, the Iranian-German coach, has been shortlisted to take charge of Iran's top-flight Esteghlal soccer club, Persian Football website reported on Thursday.