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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

Hulk ‘one of Asia’s best’ after late penalty drama

Shanghai (AFP) – Hulk was hailed by his manager as “one of the best players in Asia” after he buried a late penalty to give Shanghai SIPG a 1-0 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Asia, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Hulk, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Kawasaki Frontale

Choking smog and ‘spring heaven’: Fellaini’s new home in China

Shanghai (AFP) – Marouane Fellaini should brace for a culture shock at Chinese club Shandong Luneng following his move from Premier League Manchester United. The 31-year-old — known as “Fluffy Head” in China, although he now has short hair — on Friday became the latest player to swap Europe for the Chinese Super League on big money. AFP Sport takes a look at the Belgian international’s new club and the traffic-clogged city that will be his home. – Woolly hat and sun cream – Shandong Luneng Tais...
Tags: Europe, England, China, Sport, Soccer, Marouane Fellaini, Manchester, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Shandong, Fellaini, Asian Development Bank, Premier League Manchester United, Jinan

Bournemouth boost: West Ham pull Marko Arnautovic from squad

Not in the right frame of mind Bournemouth have been handed a huge boost ahead of their game against West Ham this weekend with Marko Arnautovic set to miss the game. Arnautovic has been the subject of a big-money bid from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG according to the Times. Speaking after West Ham had received the bid, Arnautovic’s brother and representative revealed the player wants to leave for China. “He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles. This is what he wants,...
Tags: China, Sport, Daily Mail, Soccer, Premier League, West Ham United, Bournemouth, West Ham, Chinese Super League, Eddie Howe, Manuel Pellegrini, Pellegrini, Talksport, Callum Wilson, Marko Arnautovic, Shanghai SIPG

Shanghai SIPG up their offer for West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic & Stoke’s cut of the deal

West Ham & Marko Arnautovic Marko Arnautovic is currently back in Vienna, Austria. Following West Ham’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday in the Premier League, the striker flew back to his homeland. Arnautovic is only expected to be back at West Ham on Tuesday. But will the Austrian ever play for the Hammers again? Last week reports broke that Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG are trying to sign Arnautovic. Those reports have intensified on Monday. Get notified! About the best footbal...
Tags: China, Sport, Bbc, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham United, Arsenal, Shanghai, West Ham, Chinese Super League, Times, Gary Neville, Luton Town, Michail Antonio

Sydney FC bullish about Champions League hopes: 'It is competition that we intend to win'

Newcastle Jets struck a late leveler to hold Sydney FC to a draw. Adam Le Fondre hit home two goals for Sydney FC on route to a 3-0 win over Melbourne City. KUALA LUMPUR -- Sydney FC are sounding a confident note despite being grouped with the top teams in China and Japan in the 2019 AFC Champions League. The A-League title-holders were given a tough draw on Thursday evening at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur. If taking on Kawasaki Frontale was not enough, the Sky Blues will have to deal wit...
Tags: Japan, China, Football, Sport, Story, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Espn, Sydney FC, Matildas, Newcastle Jets, Australian A-League, Afc Champions League, Shanghai SIPG, Sky Blues, Adam Le Fondre

Shanghai SIPG win Chinese Super League to end Guangzhou Evergrande dominance

Shanghai SIPG claimed the title for the first time. Shanghai SIPG brought Guangzhou Evergrande's dominance of the Chinese Super League to an end on Wednesday as Vitor Pereira's side handed Beijing Renhe a 2-1 defeat to claim the title for the first time in the club's history. Needing a draw to claim the trophy, goals from Odil Akhmedov and Wu Lei sealed the title for SIPG with one game left in the campaign, ending Evergrande's run of seven straight league championships. The l...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Guangzhou, Pereira, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, Evergrande, Vitor Pereira, SIPG, Beijing Renhe, Wu Lei, Odil Akhmedov

Shanghai on brink of Chinese title after win at Guangzhou

A late Hulk penalty gave Shanghai SIPG a 5-4 win over defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Saturday to put his team on the brink of a first Chinese Super League title            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Shanghai, Hulk, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande

Cannavaro says China title race ‘will go to last game’

Shanghai (AFP) – Fabio Cannavaro expects the Chinese Super League (CSL) title race between his side Guangzhou Evergrande and leaders Shanghai SIPG to go to “the last minute of the last game”. A four-horse race... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, CSL, Cannavaro, Shanghai AFP Fabio Cannavaro

Graziano Pelle, Jin Jingdao strike as Shandong Luneng end three-game losing run

Shandong Luneng ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Guangzhou R&F on Sunday that keeps alive their hopes of landing a first Chinese Super League title since 2010. Graziano Pelle and Jin Jingdao scored the goals that earned Shandong their first win in four matches and ensured the four-time champions remain within touching distance of leaders Shanghai SIPG with eight games remaining. "This is the kind of game where you feel the pressure," said coach Li Xiaopeng, who took over at t...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chinese Super League, Graziano Pelle, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Shandong, Shandong Luneng, Li Xiaopeng, Graziano Pelle Jin Jingdao, Jin Jingdao

Pato hits stunning free-kick to light up China league

Shanghai (AFP) – Brazil’s Alexandre Pato scored one of the goals of the season in a losing cause as Shanghai SIPG beat Tianjin Quanjian 4-1 to go second in the Chinese Super League. The 28-year-old... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Brazil, Alexandre Pato, Afp, Pato, Shanghai SIPG, Tianjin Quanjian

CSL: Oscar goal keeps Shanghai SIPG top; Jiangsu Suning, Beijing Renhe draw

Oscar's close-range tap-in ensured Shanghai SIPG remained in top spot on Tuesday evening as the Brazilian earned Vitor Pereira's side a 1-1 draw with second-placed Shandong Luneng as the Chinese Super League returned from its two-month World Cup break. The former Chelsea man scored from barely a yard out after Shandong goalkeeper Dalei Wang managed to keep Lu Wenjun's header out before the Brazilian pounced in the 52nd minute to ultimately save SIPG a point. Shanghai move onto 24 ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Shanghai SIPG, Shandong, CSL, Vitor Pereira, SIPG, Shandong Luneng, Shandong Luneng Taishan, Lü Wenjun, Jiangsu Suning Beijing Renhe

Guangzhou Evergrande drop five points behind Shanghai SIPG after loss

Fabio Cannavaro is hoping his Guangzhou Evergrande side will come back from the Chinese Super League's two-month World Cup break mentally refreshed after the seven-time champions dropped further off the pace with a 2-0 loss against Beijing Renhe on Sunday. Benjamin Moukandjo and Augusto Fernandez scored for the newly promoted side as Evergrande dropped five points behind leaders Shanghai SIPG, who defeated Jiangsu Suning 2-0 to return to the summit ahead of the finals in Russia next month. ...
Tags: Russia, Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, Augusto Fernandez, Tianjin Quanjian, Evergrande, Benjamin Moukandjo, Fabio Cannavaro, Beijing Renhe

Kashima Antlers eliminate Hulk and Shanghai SIPG from Asian Champions League

Kashima Antlers players celebrate after scoring a goal against Shanghai SIPG in the ACL. Japan's Kashima Antlers booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday evening, securing a 4-3 aggregate win over Shanghai SIPG despite losing 2-1 in their meeting in China on Wednesday evening. With the win, Kashima qualified for the last eight of the competition for the first time since 2008 and won a tie in the knockout rounds for the first time since the Asian Cha...
Tags: Japan, China, Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Asian Champions League, Hulk, Afc Champions League, Kashima Antlers, Shanghai SIPG, Kashima

Jiangsu Suning close gap on CSL leaders Shanghai SIPG with win over Dalian Yifang

Cosmin Olaroiu paid tribute to his players as Jiangsu Suning moved to within a point of the summit of the Chinese Super League on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Dalian Yifang. Huang Zichang scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half as Jiangsu closed the gap on leaders Shanghai SIPG with their fifth win in seven games since Olaroiu took over as head coach from Fabio Capello. But, rather than take the acclaim for turning the team around after a disappointing 2017 campaign, the Ro...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Fabio Capello, Chinese Super League, Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai SIPG, Jiangsu, CSL, Dalian Yifang, Cosmin Olaroiu, Olaroiu, Shandong Luneng Taishan, Guizhou Hengfeng FC, Dalian Yifang Huang Zichang

Japan’s Antlers draw first blood with Shanghai win

Kashima (Japan) (AFP) – Japan’s Kashima Antlers banished their continental phobia by humbling Shanghai SIPG 3-1 to take the edge in their Asian Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday. Yuma Suzuki pounced from point-blank range just before halftime and Daigo Nishi added a carbon copy moments after the restart before a freak own goal from Shanghai defender Yu Hai on 75 minutes put... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Japan, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Kashima Antlers, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Yuma Suzuki, Yu Hai, Kashima Japan AFP Japan, Daigo Nishi

Beijing Guoan defeat leaders Shanghai SIPG as Dalian Yifang earn first win

.Henan Jianye's Ricardo Vaz Te battles for the ball with Hebei China Fortune's Zhunyi Gao. Shanghai SIPG lost for the second consecutive game as Beijing Guoan handed the Chinese Super League leaders a 2-1 defeat on Saturday. SIPG won their first six games but have picked up just one point from their last three games, and Shandong Luneng could move into first on Sunday if they win against Beijing Renhe. SIPG looked as if they would bounce back from last week's loss against Changchu...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chinese Super League, Shanghai SIPG, Elkeson, Henan Jianye, Dalian Yifang, Ricardo Vaz, Beijing Guoan, Hebei China Fortune, Changchun Yatai, Shandong Luneng, Zhunyi Gao Shanghai SIPG, Beijing Renhe SIPG

Guangzhou Evergrande's last-gap win over Jiangsi Suning puts pressure on leaders Shanghai SIPG

Yu Hanchao's stoppage-time winner saw Guangzhou Evergrande defeat Jiangsu Suning. Yu Hanchao's injury-time header earned Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande a last-gasp 1-0 win over Jiangsu Suning on Saturday to keep the pressure on leaders Shanghai SIPG. Fabio Cannavaro's side bounced back from last week's draw with Beijing Guoan to claim all three points and move on to 17 points, two shy of SIPG, who face Changchun Yatai on Sunday. Yu headed home Zhang Wench...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Yu, Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai SIPG, Jiangsu, Guangzhou Evergrande, Beijing Guoan, Fabio Cannavaro, Changchun Yatai, Yu Hanchao, Jiangsi Suning, Jiangsu Suning Yu Hanchao

Eliminated Melbourne rattle Shanghai SIPG in AFC Champions League

Seoul (AFP) – Australian interest in the 2018 AFC Champions League ended on Wednesday despite Melbourne Victory’s 2-1 win over Shanghai SIPG of China. Heading into the final round of the group games, Melbourne had already been eliminated.  But the A-League team inflicted a first defeat in the tournament on the big-spending Chinese Super League team that finished on top of Group... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Melbourne, Chinese Super League, Seoul, Afc Champions League, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, League, Shanghai SIPG of China Heading

Melbourne Victory 2-1 Shanghai SIPG: Victory out on a high

Melbourne Victory managed to end their Asian Champions League campaign on a high with a win over Shanghai.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Shanghai, Melbourne, Latest, Melbourne Victory, Afc Champions League, Shanghai SIPG

Pierce Waring, Jai Ingham score as Melbourne Victory hand Shanghai SIPG first defeat

Melbourne Victory's youngsters put on a show, beating Shanghai SIPG 2-1 in the Asian Champions League. Pierce Waring and Jai Ingham were the
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Melbourne, Afc Champions League, Shanghai SIPG, Jai Ingham, Pierce Waring Jai Ingham, Pierce Waring

Melbourne Victory set to name inexperienced line-up against Shanghai

Melbourne Victory struck twice in the final 10 minutes to secure a comeback win against Wellington Phoenix. Shanghai SIPG have brought a pair of superstars but Melbourne Victory are still likely to play the kids in their inconsequential AFC Champions League clash on Wednesday night. Big-name Brazilians Elkeson and Hulk have travelled for the AAMI Park match but Victory boss Kevin Muscat says he'll save his own senior players for Sunday night's A-League elimination final with Adelaide ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Melbourne, Hulk, Australian A-League, Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United, Afc Champions League, Shanghai SIPG, Elkeson, Kevin Muscat, Wellington Phoenix Shanghai SIPG

Hulk, Wu Lei strike for SIPG vs. Hebei; Evergrande held to draw by Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua's Zhu Jianrong scored the first goal in a draw against Guangzhou Evergrande. Shanghai SIPG opened up a five-point gap at the top of the Chinese Super League table on Friday as they handed Hebei China Fortune a 2-0 defeat . SIPG racked up a league-record sixth straight win to maintain their perfect start to the campaign with Hulk and Wu Lei finding the back of the net for last year's runners-up against Hebei. But it was Yan Junling who earned the praise of coach Vitor P...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chinese Super League, Hulk, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Shanghai SIPG, Shanghai Shenhua, Guangzhou Evergrande, Hebei, Vitor Pereira, Hebei China Fortune, SIPG, Shenhua, Wu Lei, Yan Junling

Six-shooters Ulsan storm into Champions League last 16

Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai FC powered into the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League Wednesday with a 6-2 demolition of Melbourne Victory, who crashed out. Ulsan joined the already qualified Shanghai SIPG in the knockout stages from Group F after the Australian side conceded a comical goal to open the floodgates. Just 12 minutes had elapsed when Junior Negrao... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Melbourne Victory, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Ulsan Hyundai, Ulsan, Hong Kong AFP South Korea, Junior Negrao

Shanghai SIPG win to maintain perfect start to 2018 Chinese Super League

Former Brazil and Portugal head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Cristiano Ronaldo has been interested in the Chinese Super League. Shanghai SIPG maintained their perfect start to the 2018 Chinese Super League campaign on Friday with a 2-1 win over Chongqing Lifan. Wu Lei and Yu Hai scored after Yang Ke had given Chongqing the lead as SIPG picked up their fourth win in a row. "It was a difficult game," said SIPG boss Vitor Pereira. "We could have scored more goals but after the return of the nati...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazil, Chinese Super League, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Chongqing, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, Tianjin Quanjian, Vitor Pereira, SIPG, Chongqing Lifan

Shanghai SIPG’s million-euro Brazilian ‘miracle doctor’

Shanghai (AFP) – It was the 2015 Champions League and Paris Saint-Germain’s chances took a hit even before their daunting quarter-final against Barcelona with the news that central defender David Luiz faced several weeks out. The Brazilian international looked sure to miss both legs against the eventual European champions with a serious hamstring tear. Luiz contacted his fellow... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Paris, Shanghai, David Luiz, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Germain, Luiz

Wu beauty! Hulk praise as Chinese ace grabs ‘big four’

Shanghai (AFP) – Brazil international Hulk offered warm praise after his Shanghai SIPG team-mate Wu Lei topped the Chinese Super League scoring charts by smashing four goals in one game — including a 12-minute hat-trick. The China attacker moved on to seven goals in just three matches when he single-handedly erased Guangzhou R&F’s 2-0 lead in what became a 5-2 win, including... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Brazil, Chinese Super League, Hulk, Afp, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Wu, Wu Lei

Wu Lei's four goals lead Shanghai SIPG past Guangzhou R&F; Evergrande win

Vitor Pereira's Shanghai SIPG overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Guangzhou R&F. Wu Lei single-handedly dismantled Guangzhou R&F's defence on Sunday afternoon as the China international scored four times to steer Shanghai SIPG to a 5-2 come-from-behind win that kept the club's perfect start to the Chinese Super League campaign intact. Eran Zahavi and Xiao Zhi gave R&F a two-goal lead inside the first nine minutes as the home side raced out of the blocks, but by the 29th minute, SI...
Tags: China, Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Wu, Evergrande, Vitor Pereira, SIPG, Eran Zahavi, Wu Lei, Xiao Zhi

Shanghai advances to Asian Champions League knockout stage

Elkeson scored a second-half goal to give Shanghai SIPG a 1-0 win at Ulsan Horangi and put the Chinese team into the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League            [Author: AP]
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Oscar scores 2 for Shanghai SIPG in Asian Champions League

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar scored a pair of goals to help Shanghai SIPG earn a 2-2 draw against Ulsan Horangi in the Asian Champions League            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Chelsea, Oscar, Shanghai SIPG, Ulsan Horangi