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Football in China consists of Association football as well as the China national football team. Football has been one of the most well supported sports in China, since it was introduced in the early 1900s. The national governing body is the Chinese Football Association (CFA). Hong Kong and Macau have separate leagues. The professional league is marred by match-fixing, illegal betting, and violence on and off the pitch, which the Chinese government has said would take a long time to fix. In fact, many insiders including the two former CEO of the Football Association of China were arrested and prosecuted for gambling and fixing games. Registered players are also dwindled rapidly during the past years. In 1995, registered players reached its climax at 650,000 and were melt down to only about 7,000 in 2008. On December 21, 2009, China was awarded FIFA's Development Award after successfully implementing a new nationwide grassroots football program. The Men's National Team is ranked 77 in the world, and Women's National Team is ranked 13th. (via DBpedia)