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‘Fake’ coaches, fixers undermine China’s football ambitions

Shanghai (AFP) – Rapacious middlemen and coaches with forged or few qualifications are trying their luck in China’s fast-growing grassroots football, imperilling its ambitions to become a major force in the sport, insiders warn. At the behest of football-fan President Xi Jinping, for whom it is a soft-power tool, the world’s second-biggest economy is throwing resources at the game domestically. Central to that is getting more youngsters to play at schools, clubs and academies. The education min...
Tags: China, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Uefa, Toulouse, Castro, Shenzhen, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Xie, SIPG, Wu Lei, Chinese Super League CSL


Bayern forward Wagner makes China move after ‘very attractive offer’

Shanghai (AFP) – Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner on Wednesday joined Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League (CSL) for a reported transfer fee of five million euros and a hefty pay packet. A growing... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Bayern, Wagner, Sandro Wagner, Tianjin Teda, Chinese Super League CSL, Shanghai AFP Bayern Munich


Bayern forward Wagner makes China move

Shanghai (AFP) – Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner on Wednesday joined Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League (CSL) for a reported transfer fee of about five million euros. A growing number of players are... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Bayern, Wagner, Sandro Wagner, Tianjin Teda, Chinese Super League CSL, Shanghai AFP Bayern Munich


Chongqing Lifan battle to Guangzhou R&F draw, Beijing Renhe fight back for point

Chongqing Lifan coach Jordi Cruyff said he was satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Guangzhou R&F on Sunday, but the point earned did little to alleviate the club's Chinese Super League (CSL) relegation fears. Huang Zhengyu's own goal just before the hour gave struggling Chongqing the lead only for R&F striker Xiao Zhi to level 10 minutes later with a header. "To be honest, we're satisfied with a point," Cruyff, who took over as head coach in August, said. "We were not ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chinese Super League, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Cruyff, Jordi Cruyff, Chongqing Lifan, Beijing Renhe, Chinese Super League CSL, Xiao Zhi, Huang Zhengyu


Cannavaro on back foot in battle for ‘toxic’ China top spot

Shanghai (AFP) – Guangzhou Evergrande’s seven-year domination of Chinese football could be under threat in what is shaping up to be the most fiercely contested title race in recent memory. Shanghai SIPG stand top of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on goal difference from Shandong Luneng after a third of the campaign with Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Guangzhou Evergrande all lined up closely behind them. Just two points separate the top five but Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro is ...
Tags: China, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Southampton, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Shanghai, Hulk, Javier Mascherano, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Alexandre Pato, Afp, Tianjin, Graziano Pelle, Guangzhou


Sabatini resigns as sports director of Inter owners Suning

Milan (AFP) – Walter Sabatini has resigned as technical coordinator of Suning Sports, the group that owns Italians Inter Milan and Chinese Super League (CSL) side Jiangsu, the group confirmed on Wednesday. For Suning, the split with Sabatini follows the resignation this week of fellow Italian Fabio Capello as coach of the Chinese team.  Sabatini’s decision follows disagreements... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Fabio Capello, Afp, Inter, Jiangsu, Milan AFP, Walter Sabatini, Sabatini, Chinese Super League CSL, Italians Inter Milan


Aubameyang deal dead as China champions vow to focus on youth

Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande appear to have ended any interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a public dressing-down by football authorities in the country. The club coached by Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro had reportedly won a 72-million-euro tug-of-war with Chinese Super League (CSL) rivals Beijing Guoan for the Gabon hotshot. But... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Borussia Dortmund, Gabon, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Afp, Guangzhou Evergrande, Beijing Guoan, Fabio Cannavaro, Chinese Super League CSL


Carlos Tevez departs China under a cloud to return to Boca Juniors

Carlos Tevez played just 16 times in the league. The Carlos Tevez saga has come to its predictable conclusion, ending a year in which the Argentinian proved little has changed with himself or, indeed, Shanghai Shenhua. Tevez's criticism of the Chinese Super League (CSL), poor form and eventual return to Boca Juniors came as little surprise given the striker's track record, while for Shenhua the past 12 months carried echoes of the hapless signings of Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba mo...
Tags: China, Blog, Soccer, Carlos Tevez, Didier Drogba, Chinese Super League, Blog Post, Blog - Football Asia, Boca Juniors, Nicolas Anelka, Afc Champions League, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Chinese Super League CSL, Shanghai Shenhua Tevez


Villas-Boas takes blame with China future in balance

Shanghai (AFP) – Haunted Andre Villas-Boas shouldered the blame after he failed to inspire big-spending Shanghai SIPG to silverware in his first season in China, with his future likely to be resolved this week. The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager refused to say if he would stay on as coach of the Chinese Super League (CSL) club following Sunday’s FA Cup final defeat to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Shanghai, Afp, André Villas Boas, Villas Boas, Chinese Super League CSL


Scolari future up in the air after seven CSL trophy run

Guangzhou (AFP) – Guangzhou Evergrande players and staff tossed an emotional Luiz Felipe Scolari in the air and hailed the Brazilian coach after they sealed their seventh straight Chinese Super League title in what is expected to be his final season in charge. Scolari’s men thrashed Guizhou Zhicheng 5-1 at home on Sunday to win the Chinese Super League (CSL) with two games to spare,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Afp, Guangzhou, CSL, Scolari, Chinese Super League CSL, Guizhou Zhicheng, AFP Guangzhou Evergrande


‘Lagging’ Football Association damaging China development: official

Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese football is being held back by poor running of its football association, a senior FA official has admitted in unusually forthright terms, saying “there is no vision or foresight”. The Chinese Super League (CSL) has hit international headlines with a wave of big-name foreign signings but the national team ranks a lowly 77th in the FIFA world rankings,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Fifa, Shanghai, Football Association, Afp, Chinese Super League CSL


China transfer largesse over, Villas-Boas believes

Shanghai (AFP) – Andre Villas-Boas believes the heady days of big spending in the Chinese league are over, calling swingeing new regulations that stymied the transfer market “a big surprise”. The Shanghai SIPG coach has the Brazilian stars Oscar and Hulk at the club after Chinese Super League (CSL) teams splashed the cash in the winter and in transfer windows before that. But... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Oscar, Hulk, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, André Villas Boas, Villas Boas, Chinese Super League CSL


Rooney in focus as China transfer window opens

Shanghai (AFP) – Some of football’s biggest names remain linked with a move to China but a 100 percent tax on transfer fees looks likely to hit spending when the country’s transfer window opens on Monday. Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are among the stars rumoured to be considering big-money moves to the Chinese Super League (CSL), which has been... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Rooney, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Afp, Chinese Super League CSL, Wayne Rooney Diego Costa


Ong Kim Swee takes Malaysia U22 to China, looks ahead to SEA Games

Jason Dasey is joined by Malaysia and Pahang defender, Matt Davies, to discuss the national team's defensive growth. Jason Dasey chats with Malaysia's Ong Kim Swee about his side's draw against the Philippines and his future as head coach. Jason Dasey and Stanley Bernard look ahead to Malaysia's qualifier against Lebanon and the U-22 team's participation in the AFC U-23 qualifiers. Malaysia's under-22 squad departed for China on Thursday for an im...
Tags: China, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Espn, Lebanon, Blog - Football Asia, Pahang, Harimau Muda, Espn Staff, Jason Dasey, Guangzhou Evergrande


Hulk powers Shanghai SIPG to ACL R16 win over Jiangsu Suning

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Dez Corkhill recap all the AFC Champions League round of 16 action. Hulk was the difference as Shanghai SIPG came back a goal behind to claim a narrow advantage with a 2-1 first leg win in their all-Chinese Super League (CSL) meeting with Jiangsu Suning in the AFC Champions League (ACL) on Wednesday evening. The burly Brazilian scored from the penalty spot and set up Odil Ahmedov to score the winner. That was after Roger Martinez had given Jiangsu an early lead on...
Tags: South Korea, Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Espn, Hulk, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Champions League, Urawa Red Diamonds, Jason Dasey, Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai SIPG, Jiangsu, Michael Church, Dez Corkhill


Homegrown Korean players better than Chinese - Dejan Damjanovic

PJ Roberts and John Wilkinson examine the new quota on foreign players in the CSL and its potential impact. Former Beijing Guoan striker Dejan Damjanovic has backed clubs from South Korea to outperform their Chinese counterparts in the Asian Champions League (ACL) this season because "seven Korean players are better than seven Chinese players." Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs have made global headlines by paying significant sums for high profile foreign talent this year, but the former Montene...
Tags: South Korea, Football, Sport, Story, Chinese Super League, Montenegro, Afc Champions League, John Wilkinson, PJ Roberts, CSL, Michael Church, Dejan Damjanovic, Former Beijing Guoan, Asian Champions League ACL, Chinese Super League CSL