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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.

La fractura de Tévez a Ham.

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Fecha 25, otoño del torneo. Boca visita a Argentinos Juniors defendiendo la punta. Va ganando (2-1) en el partido del regresado Tévez que se llevaba el partido con dos golazos. El partido se pica. Se insultan, se manosean, se pegan y hasta caen cosas de las tribunas.
Hasta que en el minuto 75, en plena disputa de mitad de cancha, Tévez (31) va con desleal plancha al tobillo de Ezequiel Ham (21) y le produjo una fractura expuesta.

Boca Juniors Fans Absolutely Erupt As Carlos Tevez Scores First Goal Back In Blue And Gold (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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As you may recall, the Boca Juniors fans were fairly keento turn out and welcome prodigal son Carlos Tevez back onto home soil upon his recent returnto La Bombonera.

It probably won't surprise you to learn that Tevez's first goal was met with similar scenes of intense jubilation, with the former Juventus striker getting himself off the mark (again) witha goal in Boca's 3-0 win overBanfield in the Copa Argentina on Wednesday evening.

Carlos Tevez returns to Boca Juniors in transfer coup of the Argentine winter

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As you've probably heard, shortly before Argentina's Copa América quarter-final against Colombia on Friday, Boca Juniors announced the return to the club of Carlos Tevez. I've written a piece forESPNFC on how Tevez's return both fits with a trend of ... Continue reading →

Tévez vuelve a Boca.

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Nació en Fuerte Apache y a los 6 meses su madre lo abandonó. A los 10 meses se le volcó un olla de agua hirviendo encima. A los 5 años su padre murió de 23 balazos en un enfrentamiento armado. Su hermano fue condenado por el asalto a un camión blindado. Hoy, a los 31, es Top Ten del fútbol mundial y decide perder unos u$s 25 millones para volver a Argentina.

China

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.

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.

Serie A

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.

Juventus are struggling without Pirlo, Vidal and Tevez

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Juventus are struggling without Pirlo, Vidal and Tevez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus proved to the world what they were one of the best clubs in the world by making it to the Champions League final last season. Despite not winning the final against Barcelona, they did win the Serie A and the Italian Cup.

Summer transfer window: The winners and losers from Europe’s top five leagues

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Summer transfer window: The winners and losers from Europe's top five leagues - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the cut-off for the summer transfer window closing in the UK at 6pm yesterday, European football teams will have to make do with what they have until January – with attention refocusing on the actual action rather than speculation away from it.

2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers

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2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This is the secondin a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.

Diego Simeone’s influence has Carlos Tevez on the verge of Atletico Madrid move

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is on the verge of quite a transfer coup.

Over the past few weeks, theArgentine has been using his influence to recruit fellow countryman Luciano Vietto from Villarreal. And it now appears Simeone has convincedCarlos Tevez to leave Juventus andjoin his footballing renaissance in the Spanish capital next season.

Diego Simeone’s influence has Carlos Tevez on the verge of Atletico Madrid move

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is on the verge of quite a transfer coup.

Over the past few weeks, theArgentine has been using his influence to recruit fellow countryman Luciano Vietto from Villarreal. And it now appears Simeone has convincedCarlos Tevez to leave Juventus andjoin his footballing renaissance in the Spanish capital next season.

Diego Simeone: ‘Ex-Manchester United star would be ideal for us’

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has claimed that the former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez would be ideal for his side.

Atleti finished third in the league, after having won it last season and Simeone is keen to recreate a devastating attacking trio like that of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Juventus vs Barcelona – 2015 Champions League Final Tactical Preview

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Manchester United

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.

Top 5 Transfer Villains: Controversial Football Moves That Left Fans Gnashing Their Teeth

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There's only one thing worse than seeing one of your best players transferred away, and that's seeing one of your best players transferred away after smehow disrespecting your club.

Here are five transfer villains who fans of their former clubs love to hate...

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Paul Ince

Ince was a popular product of the West Ham youth team, but when the Hammers were relegated in 1989 a move to a top-tier team seemed inevitable.

Javier Mascherano

Argentina squad v Brazil & Colombia: Messi and Agüero injured, Higuaín back in

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Gerardo Martino has announced Argentina's squad list for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers at home to Brazil (Thurs 12th November) and away to Colombia (Tues 17th), from which his side desperately need some good results after a disappointing start in ... Continue reading →

22 Years, 6 Finals, 6 Defeats: Argentina Lose Another Final As Agonising Wait Continues

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The Rest

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.

World Soccer

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.

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players Who Left Under A Cloud

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Welcome back to another season of Manchester United related TOP FIVES here at ROM towers. I'll be checking in once a month with a top quality listicle for your delectation. Most of them will be probably be fairly cheery if my history is anything to go by bu this first one is in "honour" of the summer's highest profile departure.

Toby Alderweireld Dispute The Latest In Long Line Of Ugly Football Transfer Ding-Dongs

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By Martin Cloake

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As Southampton continue to slug it out with Tottenhamand Atletico Madrid over who has the legal right to buy or sell defender Toby Alderweireld, here are five other famous football transfer disputes that got distinctly U-G-L-Y before being resolved.