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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


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 SIPG win China title to end Guangzhou dominance

Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG broke Guangzhou Evergrande’s near-decade stranglehold on Chinese football on Wednesday, winning the Chinese Super League (CSL) for the first time. Fabio Cannavaro’s failure to steer Evergrande to an eighth CSL... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Afp, Guangzhou, Guangzhou Evergrande, CSL, Evergrande, Fabio Cannavaro, SIPG


Guangzhou Evergrande's Fabio Cannavaro eyes Chinese Super League crown ahead of title showdown

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro has targeted victory in the final three games of the Chinese Super League season after the champions beat Guizhou Zhicheng 3-0 on Sunday to keep the pressure on leaders Shanghai SIPG. Evergrande, title winners for the last seven seasons, are aiming for a record-extending eighth crown and three more victories -- including against SIPG when the teams go head-to-head next weekend -- would deliver it. "It was a very difficult game," Cannavaro said...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Guangzhou Evergrande, Fabio Cannavaro, Cannavaro, SIPG, Guizhou Zhicheng


Wu Lei scores brace as Shanghai SIPG thrash Guizhou Zhicheng

Wu Lei scored twice as Shanghai SIPG restored their four-point gap at the top of the Chinese Super League with a 5-0 thrashing of bottom-of-the-table Guizhou Zhicheng on Sunday. Wu was joined on the scoresheet by Wang Shenchao, Hulk and Elkeson, and the win keeps SIPG clear of seven-time defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande with just five games remaining as they moved a step closer to their first league title. "It was a very good game for us, especially in the second half, and we played very...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Guangzhou Evergrande, Elkeson, Wu, SIPG, Wu Lei, Guizhou Zhicheng, Wang Shenchao Hulk


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


Shanghai SIPG stay top of Chinese Super League despite surprise draw

Shanghai SIPG retained their position at the top of the Chinese Super League standings despite being held to a 1-1 draw by bottom side Guizhou Zhicheng, after Shandong Luneng and Guangzhou Evergrande were also held to draws on Saturday. Shandong, who started the day in second place level with SIPG, shared the spoils with Tianjian Quanjian in a 1-1 draw while defending champions Guangzhou drew 2-2 with Hebei China Fortune to remain in fourth place, two points adrift of the lead duo. Beijing Guoan...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Guangzhou, Guangzhou Evergrande, Shandong, Hebei China Fortune, SIPG, Shandong Luneng, Guizhou Zhicheng, Tianjian Quanjian


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


Tianjin guarantee Champions League knockouts with win; SIPG secure top spot in Group F

Alexandre Pato, right, and Tianjin Quanjian edged past Kitchee on Wednesday night. Anthony Modeste's late header guaranteed Tianjin Quanjian would advance to the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night as the Frenchman's goal saw off Hong Kong's Kitchee and secured a place in the last 16 for the Chinese Super League side. Modeste headed home from close range with just over a minute left in regulation time as tournament debutants Tianjin joined compatriots S...
Tags: Hong Kong, Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Champions League, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Champions League, Tianjin, Tianjin Quanjian, Anthony Modeste, SIPG, Kitchee, Modeste, F. Alexandre Pato


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


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


Carrasco, Gaitan and Fonte start but Dalian Yifang stunned 8-0 by SIPG

There was to be no fairytale start to life in the Chinese Super League for Yannick Carrasco,
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chinese Super League, Fonte, Dalian Yifang, SIPG, Carrasco Gaitan


Oscar demands better from Shanghai SIPG in Asian glory hunt

Shanghai (AFP) – Oscar demanded Shanghai SIPG improve “in many aspects” after the Brazilian star’s big-spending side failed to convince in becoming the fourth Chinese team to reach the Asian Champions League group stage. SIPG limped to a 1-0 home victory over Thai minnows Chiangrai United in coach Vitor Pereira’s first game in charge since taking over from the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Asian Champions League, Afp, Vitor Pereira, SIPG, Chiangrai United


New boss Vitor Pereira targets CSL title triumph with Shanghai SIPG

Vitor Pereira has said it is 'a challenge to coach such an ambitious club.' New Shanghai SIPG coach Vitor Pereira set his sights on the club's first Chinese Super League title after taking over from Andre Villas-Boas. Pereira, who also succeeded Villas-Boas at Porto in 2011, was officially appointed on Tuesday and said: "I want to thank SIPG for putting their trust in me. "For me, it's a challenge to coach such an ambitious club. "This is a top challenge. The Chinese Super Le...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Porto, Blog - Football Asia, Shanghai SIPG, Villas Boas, CSL, Vitor Pereira, SIPG, New Shanghai SIPG, Andre Villas Boas Pereira


Five areas to tackle for new Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira

Shanghai (AFP) – Former Porto and Fenerbahce boss Vitor Pereira vowed to go one better than fellow Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas and win a trophy in his first season at big-spending Shanghai SIPG. But the 49-year-old, who succeeded Villas-Boas at Porto in 2011 and was named his replacement at SIPG on Tuesday, will face a number of challenges on his first foray into China and its... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Porto, Fenerbahce, Afp, Pereira, André Villas Boas, Villas Boas, Vitor Pereira, SIPG


Vitor Pereira replaces Villas-Boas as Shanghai SIPG coach

Vitor Pereira takes over from Andre Villas-Boas at Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. Shanghai SIPG have appointed Vitor Pereira to replace Andre Villas-Boas as head coach after the 49-year-old Portuguese was unveiled at a ceremony in Shanghai on Tuesday. Pereira, who also succeeded Villas-Boas when he left Porto to take over at Chelsea in the summer of 2011, will be the latest coach to attempt to lead SIPG to the Chinese Super League (CSL) title. SIPG finished second last season and also ...
Tags: China, Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Porto, Blog - Football Asia, Pereira, Shanghai SIPG, André Villas Boas, Villas Boas, CSL, Vitor Pereira, SIPG


Melbourne Victory could face SIPG in AFC Champions League

Melbourne Victory team manager Paul Trimboli talks about the 2018 AFC Champions League draw.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Melbourne, Latest, Melbourne Victory, Afc Champions League, SIPG, Paul Trimboli


Shanghai SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas to race in Dakar Rally

Andre Villas-Boas will turn to racing in January. Andre Villas-Boas will race in the Dakar Rally in January, with his future as manager of Shanghai SIPG still uncertain. The former Chelsea and Tottenham boss just completed a frustrating season with the big-spending Chinese club, finishing second in the Super League and losing the cup final to Shanghai Shenhua last weekend. After Sunday's defeat, he refused to confirm whether he would return for a second season in charge, saying: "SIPG knows...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Tottenham, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Super League, Dakar, Shanghai SIPG, Shanghai Shenhua, André Villas Boas, Dakar Rally, SIPG


Exclusive: Rohr opens World Cup door to Martins

Obafemi Martins could have a chance to play at another World Cup if he keeps maintains his scoring form, Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has told KweséESPN. The 33-year-old, who plays in China for Shanghai Shenhua, has scored 16 goals in 39 appearances, with his last goal coming in Sunday's 3-2 second leg win over SIPG to lead his team to the Chinese FA Cup title. The Nigerian also scored the only goal of the first leg, which saw Shenhua progress on the away-goal rule. Martins also boasts a respe...
Tags: China, Nigeria, Football, Sport, Story, FIFA World Cup, Obafemi Martins, Shanghai Shenhua, Martins, SIPG, Rohr, Shenhua, Gernot Rohr, Kwes ESPN


Cao Yunding, Obafemi Martins score as Shanghai Shenhua win Chinese FA Cup

Shanghai Shenhua celeb celebrated their first FA Cup title in 19 years. Shanghai Shenhua won the Chinese FA Cup for the first time in 19 years on Sunday evening as goals from Cao Yunding and Obafemi Martins secured an away goals victory for Wu Jingui's side over Shanghai SIPG despite the absence of Carlos Tevez. Tevez returned to Argentina overnight after learning he had been left out of the squad for Sunday's second leg, which SIPG won 3-2 on the evening but lost on the away goals rul...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Argentina, Blog - Football Asia, Obafemi Martins, Shanghai Shenhua, André Villas Boas, SIPG, Carlos Tevez Tevez, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Wu Jingui, Cao Yunding Obafemi Martins, Cao Yunding


Villas-Boas future in doubt ahead of China FA Cup final

Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG need to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the Chinese FA Cup final second leg on Sunday, in what could be coach Andre Villas-Boas’ last game in charge. The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager has refused to say if he will continue at big-spending SIPG next season and said after last weekend’s first-leg defeat at rivals Shanghai Shenhua that he would make an announcement after the FA Cup final.  Some Chinese media say that the 40-year-old Portuguese, who took over...
Tags: China, Nigeria, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Shanghai, Oscar, Obafemi Martins, Shanghai Stadium, Afp, Shanghai Shenhua, Guangzhou Evergrande, André Villas Boas, Villas Boas, CSL


Andre Villas-Boas: SIPG can still win Chinese FA Cup in second leg

Andre Villas-Boas and his side must overcome a 1-0 first-leg deficit. Andre Villas-Boas is confident his Shanghai SIPG side can lift the Chinese FA Cup despite Obafemi Martins giving Shanghai Shenhua a 1-0 win in the first leg of the final on Sunday. Martins scored from close range to give Wu Jingui's side the advantage against Villas-Boas and his expensively-assembled side. SIPG were runners-up to Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League and lost in the AFC Champions League semifin...
Tags: Story, Soccer, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Obafemi Martins, Shanghai SIPG, Shanghai Shenhua, Guangzhou Evergrande, André Villas Boas, Villas Boas, Martins, SIPG, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Wu Jingui


Guangzhou Evergrande beat Yanbian Funde in thriller as Liu Jiang scores late

With only five matches remaining in the CSL, can Shanghai SIPG close in on Guangzhou's six-point lead? Defender Liu Jiang capped a dramatic finale as Guangzhou Evergrande defeated Yanbian Funde 4-3 by scoring the winner two minutes into injury time as Luiz Felipe Scolari's side kept their Chinese Super League title defence on track. The win was the first in three matches for Evergrande, who extend their lead over second-placed Shanghai SIPG to seven points with three games remaining f...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, CSL, Liaoning Whowin, SIPG, Yanbian Funde, Liu Jiang


Shanghai SIPG coach Villas-Boas faces make-or-break moment in China

Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas faces a critical four weeks that will define his time in China, starting with the AFC Champions League semi-final first leg home to Urawa Red Diamonds on Wednesday. Villas-Boas’s team, boasting the likes of the Brazilian internationals Hulk and Oscar, are in the hunt for the treble in the former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Shanghai, Urawa Red Diamonds, Afp, André Villas Boas, Villas Boas, SIPG, Shanghai AFP Shanghai SIPG, Tottenham Hotspur Visit


CSL: Guangzhou Evergrande drop more points as Shanghai SIPG win

Oscar's first-half goal was enough for SIPG to hold off Beijing Guoan for a narrow 1-0 away win. With only five matches remaining in the CSL, can Shanghai SIPG close in on Guangzhou's six-point lead? Guangzhou Evergrande's lead at the top of the Chinese Super League was reduced again on Friday evening as Luiz Felipe Scolari's side were held to a 2-2 draw by Chongqing Lifan as Shanghai SIPG won again. Evergrande now lead by four points with four games to play after S...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, CSL, Evergrande, Beijing Guoan, SIPG, Chongqing Lifan


Beijing Guoan 0-1 Shanghai SIPG: Oscar proves winner

Oscar's first-half goal was enough for SIPG to hold off Beijing Guoan for a narrow 1-0 away win.
Tags: Media, Highlights, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Latest, Shanghai SIPG, Beijing Guoan, SIPG


SIPG 6-1 Shanghai Shenhua: Hulk bags brace

A double from Hulk led Shanghai SIPG's rout of Carlos Tevez's Shanghai Shenhua side.
Tags: Media, Highlights, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Shanghai, Carlos Tevez, Chinese Super League, Latest, Hulk, Shanghai SIPG, Shanghai Shenhua, SIPG, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua


Irate Villas-Boas accuses Guangzhou of dirty tricks

Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas accused Guangzhou Evergrande of dirty tricks after his side’s epic AFC Champions League quarter-final win, claiming the hosts masterminded a series of road “accidents” to delay SIPG’s arrival at the stadium. Evergrande almost pulled off a miracle in overturning a 4-0 first-leg deficit, before SIPG emerged... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Guangzhou, Guangzhou Evergrande, André Villas Boas, Evergrande, Boas, SIPG, Shanghai AFP Shanghai SIPG


Huawei launches demo smart city

Huawei has announced the launch of a "demo city" in Weifang, China, to showcase its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) smart city applications and OceanConnect IoT platform. Announced during its annual Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai, Weifang will use Huawei's city-level IoT platform to access, manage, and collect data from sensory equipment spread across the city in real-time. Huawei said it has already enabled smart lighting applications across Weifang, using it to monitor the status...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Smart City, Softbank, Qatar, Tokyo, Accenture, Huawei, Gpu, Boston Dynamics, Cad, Hamad International Airport, SIPG, Longgang, Weifang, Weifang China


Shanghai SIPG into AFC semis on dramatic night

Guangzhou (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG survived an almighty scare to sneak into the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League 5-4 on penalties and break Guangzhou Evergrande hearts on Tuesday. Midfielder Yu Hai was the hero for Andre Villas-Boas’s battered side, holding his nerve to bury the decisive spot-kick and SIPG will face either of the Japanese teams Kawasaki Frontale or Urawa Reds in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Afp, Guangzhou, Guangzhou Evergrande, André Villas Boas, Urawa Reds, SIPG, Kawasaki Frontale, AFP Shanghai SIPG, Yu Hai