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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


Wu Lei’s Spain move ‘massive’, says ‘China’s Beckham’

Shanghai (AFP) – Wu Lei’s transfer to La Liga is “massive” for Chinese football, says a former international who made a similar journey 19 years ago and helped convince the forward to take the plunge... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Spain, Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Shanghai, Beckham, Afp, Wu Lei


Wu Lei becomes 1st Chinese player to score in Spanish league

Wu Lei netted in Espanyol's 3-1 win against Valladolid to become the first Chinese player to score in the Spanish league            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Espanyol, Valladolid, Wu Lei


Hulk carries load as weakened Shanghai seek repeat Chinese title

Shanghai (AFP) – The departure of goal machine Wu Lei puts extra pressure on the broad shoulders of Brazilian striker Hulk as Shanghai SIPG kick off their Chinese Super League title defence on Friday. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Hulk, Afp, Wu Lei


Espanyol’s Wu hoping to raise profile of Chinese football

Barcelona (AFP) – New Espanyol signing Wu Lei said on Tuesday that he wants to show the football world that there are Chinese players “capable of shining” at the highest level. The China striker said... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Espanyol, Afp, Wu, Wu Lei, Barcelona AFP New Espanyol


Espanyol signs Wu Lei, 2nd Chinese to join Spanish league

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Espanyol says it has signed striker Wu Lei, the second Chinese player to join the Spanish league. Wu has been playing for Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, where he thrived for several seasons. The 27-year-old player was the league’s Golden Boot winner last year, and its top Chinese scorer for five straight […]
Tags: News, Sports, Espanyol, Shanghai, Barcelona Spain, Wu, Wu Lei


Practise penalties? No point, says China’s Lippi

Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – China coach Marcello Lippi revealed a relaxed approach to penalty shoot-outs on Saturday but declared key man Wu Lei fit to face Thailand in their Asian Cup knockout tie.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Afp, Marcello Lippi, Lippi, Wu Lei, Al Ain United Arab Emirates AFP China


Son Heung-min was playing again less than 72 hours after Man United in an almost meaningless match

Son Heung-min & Tottenham It’s been a rough few days for Tottenham. Thoughts that Spurs could actually overhaul Liverpool and Man City in the title race are long gone. Successive home defeats to Wolves and Man United have ended those dreams. And could more darker times be on the way? Tottenham have confirmed that Harry Kane is out with ankle ligament damage. Kane may only return in March. Spurs are also without Son Heung-min. Son is now at the Asian Cup with South Korea. Get notified! About ...
Tags: South Korea, China, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs, Tottenham, Newcastle, Korea, Leicester, Harry Kane, Son, Fulham


Son Heung-min's South Korea overcame China, but Team Dragon still have Wu Lei to call on

Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out their Asia Cup fate. Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Pales...
Tags: South Korea, Australia, China, Football, Blog, Sport, Syria, Oman, Son, Abu Dhabi, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Son Heung-min, Tom Rogic, Son Heung, Marcello Lippi


Wu magic sparks China to 3-0 Asian Cup win over Philippines

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Star striker Wu Lei fired a brilliant double as China beat the Philippines 3-0 on Friday to virtually assure their place in the last 16 of the Asian Cup. Marcello Lippi... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Afp, Wu, Wu Lei, Abu Dhabi AFP Star


China and South Korea progress in Asian Cup as Australia bounce back

After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. China and South Korea reached the Asian Cup last-16 knockout round on Friday with wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan, respectively, as holders Australia bounced back to claim their first win of the tournament. Marcello Lippi's China side negotiated a potentially tricky clash with the Azkals thanks to a pair of high quality strikes from Wu Lei and a late header from Yu Da...
Tags: South Korea, Australia, China, Football, Sport, Story, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Afc Asian Cup, Marcello Lippi, Wu Lei, Yu Dabao, Jordan Australia, Palestine China


‘China’s Maradona’ open to move abroad amid Wolves link

Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese Super League (CSL) top-scorer Wu Lei, who has been linked with a transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers, says he would move abroad for the right offer. The 27-year-old was named CSL player... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Afp, Maradona, CSL, Wu Lei, Shanghai AFP 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


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


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


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 http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com 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


Omar Khrbin and Son Heung-Min win prizes at AFC awards

Syria's Omar Khrbin collects his AFC Player of the Year award. Al Hilal and Syria striker Omar Khrbin was named the AFC Player of the Year at the Asian Football Confederation's annual awards in Bangkok on Wednesday, with Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min scooping the international award. Khrbin, who finished as top scorer in the 2017 AFC Champions League and whose goals took Syria to the verge of qualifying for their first-ever World Cup finals, claimed the title ahead of last yea...
Tags: South Korea, China, Football, Sport, Syria, Story, Tottenham Hotspur, United Arab Emirates, Bangkok, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Champions League, Son Heung Min, Al Hilal, Heung Min, Omar Abdulrahman, Wu Lei


Wu Lei: I've turned down moves to Europe to stay with Shanghai SIPG

Wu Lei has been nominated for the Asian Football Confederation's Player of the Year award. China international Wu Lei says he has turned down the opportunity to further his career in Europe as he bids to win titles with Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. SIPG endured a frustrating campaign this season, finishing as runners-up in both the Chinese Super League and the Chinese FA Cup while also reaching the semifinals of the AFC Champions League. That, though, has not stopped Wu from bei...
Tags: Europe, China, Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Transfers, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Shanghai SIPG, Wu, Wu Lei, Shanghai SIPG SIPG


Gao Lin, Zheng Zhi at heart of Guangzhou Evegrande glory

After Carlo Ancelotti opened up about his future, Craig Burley examines possible landing spots, including the USMNT. Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts discuss the fallout following Kenedy's offensive comments about China on social media. Relentlessly and predictably, Guangzhou Evergrande further cemented their status as China's dominant force, securing a seventh straight Chinese Super League (CSL) crown last week, with two games remaining. It makes them the envy of their deep-pocket...
Tags: China, Football, Blog, Sport, Carlo Ancelotti, Chinese Super League, Blog Post, Kenedy, Afc Champions League, Jason Dasey, Guangzhou, Craig Burley, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, PJ Roberts, CSL


CSL: Hulk, Wu Lei each score brace as Shanghai SIPG close gap with leaders

A double from Hulk led Shanghai SIPG's rout of Carlos Tevez's Shanghai Shenhua side. Hulk netted this strike outside the box to earn a brace and lead Shanghai SIPG's 6-0 rout over Shanghai Shenhua. Hulk and Wu Lei scored twice as Shanghai SIPG crushed Shanghai Shenhua 6-1 on Saturday evening to close the gap on Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande to five points. Carlos Tevez was on the scoresheet for Shenhua, who saw Gus Poyet resign from his position as he...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Carlos Tevez, Chinese Super League, Gus Poyet, Hulk, Blog - Football Asia, Shanghai SIPG, Shanghai Shenhua, Guangzhou Evergrande, CSL, Liaoning Whowin, Beijing Guoan, Shandong Luneng Taishan


CSL: Shanghai SIPG cruise past Tianjin Teda, shrink gap at top

Shanghai SIPG reduced the gap between themselves and Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergande back to eight points as Andre Villas-Boas' side handed Tianjin Teda a 3-1 defeat on Saturday evening. Goals from Wu Lei and Yu Hai in the opening 15 minutes put SIPG in total control and Elkeson sealed all three points when he struck 10 minutes from time to restore Shanghai's two-goal cushion after Pan Ximing netted for Tianjin midway through the second half. SIPG move on to 48 points ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Tianjin, Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai SIPG, Elkeson, André Villas Boas, CSL, SIPG, Shandong Luneng Taishan, Wu Lei, Tianjin Teda


Guangzhou Evergrande 'paid the price' for selling Paulinho - Scolari

SIPG took a step towards the AFC Champions League semifinals courtesy of an inspiring performance from Hulk. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde defends the club's purchase of Paulinho, and what he brings to strengthen the squad. Luiz Felipe Scolari conceded the loss of Paulinho to Barcelona, along with other key absences, was a major factor in Guangzhou Evergrande's 4-0 thrashing in the first leg of their Asian Champions league quarterfinal loss to Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday evening. ...
Tags: Barcelona, Story, Soccer, Chinese Super League, Paulinho, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Shanghai Stadium, Afc Champions League, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, Ernesto Valverde, SIPG, Wu Lei, Paulinho Scolari, Hulk Barca


CSL: Late Wu winner ensures SIPG keep pace with Guangzhou

Wu Lei and Shanghai SIPG overcame Chongqing Lifan on Sunday. Wu Lei scored two minutes from time to earn Shanghai SIPG a last-gasp 3-2 win over Chongqing Lifan on Sunday evening that ensured Guangzhou Evergrande were unable to extend their advantage at the top of the Chinese Super League. SIPG claimed the three points in a see-saw battle while Guangzhou picked up a 2-1 victory over Henan Jianye as Luiz Felipe Scolari's side started life without Barcelona-bound Paulinho with another win in t...
Tags: Football, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Paulinho, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, Henan Jianye, Wu, CSL, Chongqing Lifan


Guangzhou Evergrande stay top of CSL following draw with Shanghai SIPG

Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande shared the spoils in an entertaining top-of-the-table CSL clash. Guangzhou Evergrande maintained their hold on first place in the Chinese Super League on Saturday as a late equaliser from Wu Lei earned Shanghai SIPG a share of the points in the top-of-the-table clash at Shanghai Stadium. Alan Carvalho gave Guangzhou the lead six minutes into the second half before Wu pulled his side level seven minutes later, only for Yu Hanchao to look to have given Luiz ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, Wu, CSL, SIPG, Wu Lei, Yu Hanchao, Shanghai Stadium Alan Carvalho


Shanghai SIPG look to take over from Guangzhou at the top in China

Guangzhou Evergrande have a one-point lead atop the CSL over Andre Villas-Boas' Shanghai SIPG. Brazil star Oscar sparked a melee that saw two players sent off during Shanghai's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou. Shanghai SIPG meet Guangzhou Evergrande on Saturday in the biggest game of the 2017 Chinese Super League (CSL) campaign so far. Andre Villas-Boas' second-placed side will aim to avenge their loss to the league leaders earlier in the season, and finally move back into pole ...
Tags: China, Football, Blog, Sport, Shanghai, Oscar, Brazil, Chinese Super League, Blog Post, Hulk, Blog - Football Asia, Guangzhou, Guangzhou Evergrande, Elkeson, André Villas Boas, CSL


Shanghai SIPG miss chance to go top as Shandong Luneng close gap

Andre Villas-Boas and Shanghai SIPG failed to return to top spot. Shanghai SIPG missed the chance to move into pole position in the Chinese Super League when they lost 4-2 to Changchun Yatai on Sunday. The result leaves Andre Villas-Boas' side a point adrift of Guangzhou Evergrande, who lost 2-0 to Beijing Guoan on Saturday. With Oscar serving the third game of his eight match suspension and Hulk and Wu Lei also ruled out, SIPG collapsed in the first half as Changchun raced into a three-goa...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Hulk, Shanghai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande, Changchun, André Villas Boas, Beijing Guoan, SIPG, Changchun Yatai, Shandong Luneng, Wu Lei, Szabolcs Huszti


AVB, Hulk and Wu Lei banned and fined for protests against Oscar suspension

Brazil star Oscar sparked a melee that saw two players sent off during Shanghai's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou. Shanghai SIPG trio Andre Villas-Boas, Hulk and Wu Lei have been handed two-match bans and fined 50,000 RMB each for wearing shirts bearing slogans in support of Oscar. The former Chelsea midfielder was banned for eight games after he was adjudged to have instigated a melee during the draw with Guangzhou R&F two weeks ago. Hulk and Wu came out in support of Oscar following last weekend...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Shanghai, Brazil, Chinese Super League, Hulk, Blog - Football Asia, Guangzhou, Shanghai SIPG, Henan Jianye, Wu, SIPG, Wu Lei, Guangzhou Shanghai SIPG


Football: Hulk in hot water as Brazilian goes before China FA

Shanghai (AFP) – Hulk was hauled before the Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Wednesday as the fallout from an eight-game ban handed to Shanghai SIPG team-mate Oscar rumbles on. SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas travelled with the Brazilian striker to CFA headquarters in Beijing and another Shanghai player, Wu Lei, was also present, a club spokeswoman told AFP. Hulk, who has hit nine goals... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Shanghai, Oscar, Hulk, Afp, André Villas Boas, SIPG, Chinese Football Association CFA, Wu Lei, AFP Hulk


SIPG thrash Beijing to keep pace with Evergrande at top of CSL

Oscar in action for Shanghai SIPG during their Chinese Super League win against Beijing Guoan. Wei Shihao and Wu Lei both scored twice as Shanghai SIPG handed Beijing Guoan a 5-1 thrashing on Saturday evening to remain in touch with Guangzhou Evergrande at the top of the Chinese Super League standings. The win was the 200th of Andre Villas-Boas' coaching career, but the Portuguese was forced to watch from the stands after being sent off during his side's 3-1 win over Shanghai Shenhua i...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Beijing, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Blog - Football Asia, Shanghai SIPG, Shanghai Shenhua, Guangzhou Evergrande, André Villas Boas, CSL, Michael Church, Evergrande, Beijing Guoan, SIPG