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‘Chinese Players Are Not Naturally Skilled’ – Carlos Tevez Continues His Charm Offensive At Shanghai Shenhua

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Carlos Tevez has continued on his charm offensive in the Chinese Super League, a week or so after he was declared too podgy to play by his Shanghai Shenhua coach.

Having replaced Gus Poyet in the hotseat earlier in the month, new Shanghai boss Wu Jingui was alarmed to discover that Tevez and fellow vastly expensive international marquee signing Fredy Guarin were unfit, out of shape and therefore not viable for selection.

Too Unfit To Play And £23m Better Off, Carlos Tevez Is Living The Life Of Riley At Shanghai Shenhua

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Carlos Tevez appears to have taken the popular misconception that a move to the Chinese Super League roughly equates to a move into semi-retirement to heart, fobbing it all off from the start while absolutely raking in the filthy lucre.

The Argentinian striker, 33, is currently one of, possibly *the* highest paid footballer in the world all thanks to the mammoth£640,000-a-week contract he signed with Shenhua last December.

Reports: Leaked Documents Reveal Ezequiel Lavezzi Is The Highest Paid Player In World Football

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No wonder he's grinning fromoreja to oreja, for it's been revealed that Ezequiel Lavezzi is the highest paid footballer in world football.

According to the latest waveof football leaks from... err,Football Leaks, Lavezzi is currently raking in £798,000every sodding week while playing for the aptly named Hebei China Fortune.

Shanghai Shenhua Fans Peeved After Carlos Tevez Misses Match Through ‘Injury’ Only To Be Spotted At Disneyland (Photo)

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It's largely fair to say that Shanghai Shenhua aren't really getting their money's worth out of Carlos Tevez at the moment, four months into his Chinese Super League sojourn.

The 33-year-old striker has made just four appearances Shenhua since joining in late December, scoring one goal a penalty in a 4-0 win over Jiangsu Suning last month.

Hello Arsenal, Shanghai Shenhua calling”

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32 year old Carlos Tevez transferred from Boca to Shanghai for £70M.

Oh, and if you think that's funny, then let me tell you his wages: £615,000. Per week.

We're talking New World Order stuff here, and I reckon David Beckham could be lacing up again any minute. I would.

These are exciting times, but like all good things, the window of opportunity will be small, and by that I mean the gulf in value between some old has been and serious investment value European old world value.

Carlos Tevez’s move to China could change the face of Asian football

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Argentina forward Carlos Tevez has all but let it be known that China is his next career destination after an emotional send-off at Boca Juniors on Sunday. Tevez, who started his professional career at Boca, is set to earn a staggering £615,000 per week at Shanghai Shenhua which is enough to make him the world’s highest-paid footballer, as reported by ESPN FC via Ole and La Nacion.

Carlos Tevez’s move to China could change the face of Asian football

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Argentina forward Carlos Tevez has all but let it be known that China is his next career destination after an emotional send-off at Boca Juniors on Sunday. Tevez, who started his professional career at Boca, is set to earn a staggering £615,000 per week at Shanghai Shenhua which is enough to make him the world’s highest-paid footballer, as reported by ESPN FC via Ole and La Nacion.

Wednesday Kickoff: Lavezzi to China, Chicharito, Ronaldo and more

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Hebei China Fortune have announced the signing of Argentinian winger Ezequiel Lavezzi from Paris Saint-Germain on a contract that will pay £400k ($572k) a week. The club has also signed former Roma winger Gervinho this winter. (REPORT)

Bayer Leverkusenchief executive Michael Schade says the club has no intentions of selling Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez despite recent links with a return to the Premier League.

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Tevez’s battered Shanghai Shenhua ‘just like Manchester United’

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai Shenhua’s new coach compared his demoralised club to Manchester United after they were thrashed 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG in China’s biggest derby.

Carlos Tevez climbed off the bench for the second half to score just his third Chinese Super League (CSL) goal, days after coach Wu Jingui said the forward was too overweight to play.

Tevez’s battered Shanghai Shenhua ‘just like Manchester United’

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai Shenhua’s new coach compared his demoralised club to Manchester United after they were thrashed 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG in China’s biggest derby.

Carlos Tevez climbed off the bench for the second half to score just his third Chinese Super League (CSL) goal, days after coach Wu Jingui said the forward was too overweight to play.

Tevez scores but Shenhua thrashed in Shanghai derby

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Shanghai (AFP) – “Overweight” Carlos Tevez climbed off the bench and scored but could not prevent Shanghai Shenhua getting hammered 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG on Saturday in China’s biggest derby.

The 33-year-old Argentine, among the best-paid players in the world on a reported $850,000 a week, was not expected to feature at all after new Shenhua boss Wu Jingui said in the week Tevez was overweight.

Tevez scores but Shenhua thrashed in Shanghai derby

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Shanghai (AFP) – “Overweight” Carlos Tevez climbed off the bench and scored but could not prevent Shanghai Shenhua getting hammered 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG on Saturday in China’s biggest derby.

The 33-year-old Argentine, among the best-paid players in the world on a reported $850,000 a week, was not expected to feature at all after new Shenhua boss Wu Jingui said in the week Tevez was overweight.

‘Different Tevez’ in extra training to shed weight: Shanghai coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez has shown a better attitude and is doing extra training of his own will, the coach of Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua said Friday, days after he called the Argentine overweight.

Wu Jingui, who took over this week after Gus Poyet quit on Monday, vowed that Chinese football would see “a different Tevez” from now on.

‘Different Tevez’ in extra training to shed weight: Shanghai coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez has shown a better attitude and is doing extra training of his own will, the coach of Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua said Friday, days after he called the Argentine overweight.

Wu Jingui, who took over this week after Gus Poyet quit on Monday, vowed that Chinese football would see “a different Tevez” from now on.

Fit-again Carlos Tevez back in China after Argentina stay

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Shanghai (AFP) – Underperforming Carlos Tevez has returned to China following treatment in Argentina and is back training with Shanghai Shenhua, the club confirmed on Thursday, allaying doubts about his immediate future.

The 33-year-old forward had returned home to Argentina for two weeks to seek treatment on a leg-muscle injury, triggering speculation that he may not come back to China, where he has failed to settle.

Fit-again Carlos Tevez back in China after Argentina stay

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Shanghai (AFP) – Underperforming Carlos Tevez has returned to China following treatment in Argentina and is back training with Shanghai Shenhua, the club confirmed on Thursday, allaying doubts about his immediate future.

The 33-year-old forward had returned home to Argentina for two weeks to seek treatment on a leg-muscle injury, triggering speculation that he may not come back to China, where he has failed to settle.

Hulk? Tevez? No, Israel’s Zahavi is China’s football top gun

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese clubs made headlines by splashing out on the likes of strikers Carlos Tevez, Hulk and Alexandre Pato, but cut-price Israeli Eran Zahavi is outgunning them all at the top of the scoring charts.

His feat in smashing 23 Chinese Super League (CSL) goals in 22 appearances this season is all the more remarkable when you consider that he plays for a wildly inconsistent Guangzhou R&F side that is sixth in the 16-team table.

Hulk? Tevez? No, Israel’s Zahavi is China’s football top gun

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese clubs made headlines by splashing out on the likes of strikers Carlos Tevez, Hulk and Alexandre Pato, but cut-price Israeli Eran Zahavi is outgunning them all at the top of the scoring charts.

His feat in smashing 23 Chinese Super League (CSL) goals in 22 appearances this season is all the more remarkable when you consider that he plays for a wildly inconsistent Guangzhou R&F side that is sixth in the 16-team table.

Shanghai Shenhua coach Poyet on the brink in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Gus Poyet apologised and hinted he could quit after Shanghai Shenhua lost 3-0 at home in the Chinese Super League to leave the Uruguayan’s future as coach hanging in the balance.

Shenhua finished fourth in the league last year and invested heavily this season, bringing Carlos Tevez to China on a contract which made him one of the world’s best paid players.

Shanghai Shenhua coach Poyet on the brink in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Gus Poyet apologised and hinted he could quit after Shanghai Shenhua lost 3-0 at home in the Chinese Super League to leave the Uruguayan’s future as coach hanging in the balance.

Shenhua finished fourth in the league last year and invested heavily this season, bringing Carlos Tevez to China on a contract which made him one of the world’s best paid players.

Cowed Chinese football clubs desist in face of 100% levy

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Shanghai (AFP) – Wayne Rooney led the big names linked with a move to China but in the end the only arrivals were striker Anthony Modeste and a cast mostly of freebies, loanees and has-beens.

Experts and insiders say a 100 percent tax on foreign imports and befuddling last-minute changes to Chinese transfer rules ensured the transfer window in the country fizzled to a close on Friday.

Cowed Chinese football clubs desist in face of 100% levy

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Shanghai (AFP) – Wayne Rooney led the big names linked with a move to China but in the end the only arrivals were striker Anthony Modeste and a cast mostly of freebies, loanees and has-beens.

Experts and insiders say a 100 percent tax on foreign imports and befuddling last-minute changes to Chinese transfer rules ensured the transfer window in the country fizzled to a close on Friday.

Tevez’s Chinese club hit out at fixing claims

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez’s Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua say they are taking legal action over suggestions of match-fixing after they grabbed a last-gasp 2-2 draw at Fabio Capello’s Jiangsu Suning.

The weekend stalemate means Capello’s wait for a first Chinese Super League (CSL) victory goes on and Shenhua said that online speculation about the result was tarnishing the club.

Oscar leads big names behaving badly in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Oscar is suspended for eight games after a brawl. Carlos Tevez riles fans with a trip to Disneyland while his club are playing. Ezequiel Lavezzi and Hulk deny being anti-Chinese.

As the Chinese Super League (CSL) hits the halfway point of the season this weekend, the megabucks lavished on imported players has triggered unprecedented interest, but the headlines have been dominated by foreigners behaving badly.

Rooney in focus as China transfer window opens

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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 smashing spending records in recent seasons.

Chinese fans fume as injured Tevez visits Disneyland

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Shanghai (AFP) – The world’s highest-paid footballer, Carlos Tevez, has come under fire from Shanghai Shenhua supporters after being spotted at Disneyland the same day he missed an important match due to injury.

The Argentinian striker, who’s been earning a 38-million-euro salary since he joined the Chinese team at the start of the year, was photographed Saturday at Shanghai Disneyland - while his team was playing another Chinese premier league club.

Chinese fans fume as injured Tevez visits Disneyland

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Shanghai (AFP) – The world’s highest-paid footballer, Carlos Tevez, has come under fire from Shanghai Shenhua supporters after being spotted at Disneyland the same day he missed an important match due to injury.

The Argentinian striker, who’s been earning a 38-million-euro salary since he joined the Chinese team at the start of the year, was photographed Saturday at Shanghai Disneyland - while his team was playing another Chinese premier league club.

Carlos Tevez scores on Chinese Super League debut

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez scored on his Chinese Super League debut for Shanghai Shenhua as he started repaying wages that have reportedly made him the world’s best-paid player.

The former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus striker struck from the penalty spot and had a hand in two others as Gus Poyet’s team beat Jiangsu Suning 4-0 on Sunday.

Carlos Tevez scores on Chinese Super League debut

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez scored on his Chinese Super League debut for Shanghai Shenhua as he started repaying wages that have reportedly made him the world’s best-paid player.

The former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus striker struck from the penalty spot and had a hand in two others as Gus Poyet’s team beat Jiangsu Suning 4-0 on Sunday.

China plans salary caps in spending crackdown

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Shanghai (AFP) Chinese football authorities will impose salary caps on domestic clubs and send auditors to probe their finances, toughening a crackdown on the record-breaking sums spent to acquire top foreign players.

Teams will be required to provide detailed information on their financial situations including funding sources, and the salary caps will be devised based on league and individual club revenues, the China Football Association (CFA) said in a statement late Thursday.

China plans salary caps in spending crackdown

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Shanghai (AFP) Chinese football authorities will impose salary caps on domestic clubs and send auditors to probe their finances, toughening a crackdown on the record-breaking sums spent to acquire top foreign players.

Teams will be required to provide detailed information on their financial situations including funding sources, and the salary caps will be devised based on league and individual club revenues, the China Football Association (CFA) said in a statement late Thursday.

Boca Juniors

For ESPNFC: five reasons behind Boca Juniors’ title win

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With the Argentine Primera División season over, I wrote an article this week forESPNFC looking at some of the main factors in Boca Juniors' title victory, from the personality of their sometimes embattled manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the potency of their front three, and how it helped them recover from the blow of Carlos.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Lamar Brace-goal

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Recaps, a D.C. United player gets abused by his own fans at home, and Sideshow Bob.

In my latest installment of silly nicknames to D.C. United players, I know this needs a little workshopping, but wanted to get things in anyway. Please to enjoy.

Recaps of D.C. United's 2-1 win over Toronto FC from us, the Washington Post and MLS (with more from them here).

Carlos Tevez Shows Off Bloody Impressive New Table Football Set – A Scale Model Of La Bombonera! (Photos)

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Obviously wecan't say for certain, but judging by these photos we reckon the chances are that Carlos Tevez has an infinitely better table football set-up than you.

The Boca Juniors striker has shelled out on a foosball table that just so happens to be a scaled-down replica of La Bombanera.

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Tevez: I signed for City because United didn’t want me

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In two seasons at Manchester United, Carlos Tevez won two league titles, the Champions League, the League Cup and the Club World Cup.

He then left for City, after United opted not to make his loan move permanent, spending four years there, winning one league title and one FA Cup. In his penultimate season he refused to play for City in September, then returned to Argentina for six months to play golf.

Remember when… United knocked City out of the League Cup?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Paul Gunning, the General Editor at ESPN, has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

It was one of those 'I was there' moments there were so many under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Hope Solo, USSF reach settlement over suspension

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Time will tell what's next for the ‘keeper. Mark Cuban wants to copy the FC Dallas academy for the NBA. Carlos Tevez slams Chinese player quality.

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Hope Solo and the US Soccer Federation have reached an agreement to settle her grievance over the way she was suspended from the USWNT last year.

Fancy Bears: Russian Hackers Reveal Football Might Have A Bit Of A Drug Problem

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Fancy Bears, the cute-as-a-button Russian hacking group responsible for publishing the medical records of many high-profile athletes, have leaked several documents pertaining to the drug testing conducted at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The leak names 25 players, including Carlos Tevez, Mario Gomez, Dirk Kuyt and Gabriel Heinze, who were all allowed to use banned substances at the tournament as part of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs).

Union bits, more news

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Newsy news links and such like.

Major Link Soccer: Can world soccer change?

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Transparency, alliances, and promises all part of any presidential election, but for FIFA this election is a chance to see the light and do what is right.

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After 25 years of corruption, can soccer in the Americas change? With the sweeping criminal charges and a financial crisis, new details show the leaders of soccer in the Americas did more damage than anyone knew.