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Football: China drafts in foreign refs to halt controversies

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Shanghai (AFP) – The Chinese FA said Thursday it will bring in foreign referees to officiate selected Super League games starting this weekend and later introduce the use of video replay in response to recent pitch controversies.

Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson will oversee Saturday’s game between Tianjin Quanjian and Shandong Luneng, accompanied by another two Swedish assistants, the Chinese Football Association said on its website.

Football: ‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse

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Shanghai (AFP) – When Carlos Tevez emerged in airport arrivals in Shanghai he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.

A blue Shanghai Shenhua scarf was thrown around his neck and hundreds of fans mobbed the Argentine forward, who had just sealed a transfer deal making him at that moment the best-paid footballer on the planet.

Football: ‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse

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Shanghai (AFP) – When Carlos Tevez emerged in airport arrivals in Shanghai he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.

A blue Shanghai Shenhua scarf was thrown around his neck and hundreds of fans mobbed the Argentine forward, who had just sealed a transfer deal making him at that moment the best-paid footballer on the planet.

‘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.

‘Lagging’ Football Association damaging China development: official

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese football is being held back by poor running of its football association, a senior FA official has admitted in unusually forthright terms, saying “there is no vision or foresight”.

The Chinese Super League (CSL) has hit international headlines with a wave of big-name foreign signings but the national team ranks a lowly 77th in the FIFA world rankings, with their 2018 World Cup hopes effectively over.

‘Lagging’ Football Association damaging China development: official

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese football is being held back by poor running of its football association, a senior FA official has admitted in unusually forthright terms, saying “there is no vision or foresight”.

The Chinese Super League (CSL) has hit international headlines with a wave of big-name foreign signings but the national team ranks a lowly 77th in the FIFA world rankings, with their 2018 World Cup hopes effectively over.

Magath says Shandong ‘defended Chinese honour’

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Beijing (AFP) Felix Magath said Shandong Luneng "defended the honour of Chinese football" in their battling defeat to FC Seoul, which ended Chinese interest in the AFC Champions League.

Shandong, 3-1 down after the quarter-final's first leg, dominated the return game in Jinan, which they drew 1-1 on Wednesday to exit with their pride intact.

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China Under-20 football team face triple German snub

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Beijing (AFP) – China’s Under-20 team will play matches in the fourth tier of German football this season as part of a drive to ramp up the fortunes of the much-maligned national side.

However, three teams in Germany have refused to face the Chinese with one club claiming it’s a just a blatant commercial gesture.

China under-20 football team to play in German league

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Beijing (AFP) – China’s Under-20 team will play matches in the fourth tier of German football this season as part of a drive to ramp up the fortunes of the much-maligned national side.

China’s Communist government, led by football fan President Xi Jinping, is throwing money at the sport in hopes of ending years of national underachievement.

China under-20 football team to play in German league

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Beijing (AFP) – China’s Under-20 team will play matches in the fourth tier of German football this season as part of a drive to ramp up the fortunes of the much-maligned national side.

China’s Communist government, led by football fan President Xi Jinping, is throwing money at the sport in hopes of ending years of national underachievement.

Capello to coach China’s Jiangsu Suning

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England, Real Madrid and Russia manager Fabio Capello was named on Sunday to lead China’s Jiangsu Suning, one of the biggest coaching signings yet in a spending binge by the Chinese domestic league.

Jiangsu Suning said the disciplinarian Italian would “bring some of the world’s most advanced ideas and methods to drive the elevation of Jiangsu football, and Chinese football overall”.

Capello to coach China’s Jiangsu Suning

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England, Real Madrid and Russia manager Fabio Capello was named on Sunday to lead China’s Jiangsu Suning, one of the biggest coaching signings yet in a spending binge by the Chinese domestic league.

Jiangsu Suning said the disciplinarian Italian would “bring some of the world’s most advanced ideas and methods to drive the elevation of Jiangsu football, and Chinese football overall”.

Capello to skipper China’s Jiangsu Suning

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England, Real Madrid and Russia manager Fabio Capello was named on Sunday to lead China’s Jiangsu Suning, one of the biggest coaching signings yet in a spending binge by the Chinese domestic league.

Jiangsu Suning said the disciplinarian Italian would “bring some of the world’s most advanced ideas and methods to drive the elevation of Jiangsu football, and Chinese football overall”.

Capello to skipper China’s Jiangsu Suning

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England, Real Madrid and Russia manager Fabio Capello was named on Sunday to lead China’s Jiangsu Suning, one of the biggest coaching signings yet in a spending binge by the Chinese domestic league.

Jiangsu Suning said the disciplinarian Italian would “bring some of the world’s most advanced ideas and methods to drive the elevation of Jiangsu football, and Chinese football overall”.

Football: Capello to skipper China’s Jiangsu Suning

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England, Real Madrid and Russia manager Fabio Capello was named on Sunday to lead China’s Jiangsu Suning, one of the biggest coaching signings yet in a spending binge by the Chinese domestic league.

Jiangsu Suning said the disciplinarian Italian would “bring some of the world’s most advanced ideas and methods to drive the elevation of Jiangsu football, and Chinese football overall”.

Football: Capello to skipper China’s Jiangsu Suning

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England, Real Madrid and Russia manager Fabio Capello was named on Sunday to lead China’s Jiangsu Suning, one of the biggest coaching signings yet in a spending binge by the Chinese domestic league.

Jiangsu Suning said the disciplinarian Italian would “bring some of the world’s most advanced ideas and methods to drive the elevation of Jiangsu football, and Chinese football overall”.

Barcelona launch major football academy in China

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Beijing (AFP) – Ronaldinho launched a Barcelona academy for about 1,000 students in China on Friday as the world’s most populous nation pursues its grand ambitions in the world’s most popular sport.

The Barcelona and Brazil great and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu met children and toured the site at the Mission Hills golf complex on Hainan island, which will have seven pitches when it opens later this year.

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.

Foreign players wear out China welcome

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Shanghai (AFP) China is cracking down on the use of pricey foreign players by its domestic league teams just as sides are gearing up for the coming season. Here's how it happened:

Getting the ball rolling

The Chinese domestic league had been steadily growing by the time President Xi Jinping took office in 2012 and increasing attention was paid to past comments he had made declaring his vision of China becoming a football superpower.

Foreign players wear out China welcome

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Shanghai (AFP) China is cracking down on the use of pricey foreign players by its domestic league teams just as sides are gearing up for the coming season. Here's how it happened:

Getting the ball rolling

The Chinese domestic league had been steadily growing by the time President Xi Jinping took office in 2012 and increasing attention was paid to past comments he had made declaring his vision of China becoming a football superpower.

Guam football coach White joins rush to China

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Shanghai (AFP) Former Guam coach Gary White has joined the rush to Chinese football after signing on with second-tier Shanghai Shenxin.

White steered tiny Guam to the final round of Asian Cup qualifiers, recording victories against Turkmenistan and India, a country of 1.2 billion, along the way.

Guam football coach White joins rush to China

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Shanghai (AFP) Former Guam coach Gary White has joined the rush to Chinese football after signing on with second-tier Shanghai Shenxin.

White steered tiny Guam to the final round of Asian Cup qualifiers, recording victories against Turkmenistan and India, a country of 1.2 billion, along the way.

Shanghai East Asia FC: A new young hope for football in China

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Shanghai East Asia FC: A new young hope for football in China is a post from: Just Football

These are exciting times for Shanghainese football. Not just because of Shanghai Shenhua's brash, noisy acquisitions of Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba but because lower down a division, another team from the city, Shanghai East Asia are within touching distance of promotion to the Chinese Super League.

The High Price Of Live Football

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A rather tragic story to come out of the Euros this summer, if arriving by way of China: an exceedingly passionate fan has perished due to a multitude of reasons, including and especially the exhaustion which results from 11 days without sleep. All a result of the timing of the Euros.

There really needs to exist some sort of movement, a support system to alter their thinking, for those who refuse to watch games on tape delay.

It’s official: Drogba moves to Shenhua

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He's finally gone. I'm going to have a cry now.


This saddens me

I don't know if you, like me, continued to hold onto some semblance of hope that Didier Drogba would ink a short-term deal with Chelsea this summer. Sure, the idea may no sense whatsoever as the end to last season was, well, a perfect ending to a legendary career at the club but that didn't matter.

THANK YOU DIDIER DROGBA (VIDEO)

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Today is the day that Didier Drogba announced his next move in his career and it's been the worst kept secret in football hasn't it!.

Drogba has confirmed he is moving to Shanghai Shenhua on a two and a half year deal and will join up with Nicolas Anelka.

Drogba said:
'Today I can inform you that I have signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua for a two and a half year deal.

Letters from Shanghai: The Madness of chairman Zhu

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By Andrew Crawford, writing from Shanghai. View all letters.

The Chinese Super League is on a brief hiatus whilst the national team tries diligently to work its way up the international rankings. It also gives Shenhua fans the chance to reflect on a season that saw expectations soar and hopeful ambitions aggressively massaged into the anticipation of a victory procession.

Letters from Shanghai: The team functions without its star, the media does not.

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By Andrew Crawford, writing from Shanghai

The full time whistle had barely sounded when Shanghai Shenhua's goalkeeper, Wang Dalei turned to the home fans behind him with a face of unchecked elation. Overwhelmed with relief, stalward Yu Tao fell to the ground and remained there for several minutes.

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Chinese football investors must ‘respect local culture’ in Europe

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) The flow of Chinese billionaires seeking to invest in European clubs, especially the Premier League, must be sensitive to local feeling should they succeed in buying a team, a senior media executive warns.

Molly Li Mo, director of international and external relations at sports service platform Alisports, admitted in talks she had with European football powerbrokers at the SoccerEx Global Football Convention she had detected mixed feelings.

Chinese football investors must ‘respect local culture’ in Europe

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) The flow of Chinese billionaires seeking to invest in European clubs, especially the Premier League, must be sensitive to local feeling should they succeed in buying a team, a senior media executive warns.

Molly Li Mo, director of international and external relations at sports service platform Alisports, admitted in talks she had with European football powerbrokers at the SoccerEx Global Football Convention she had detected mixed feelings.

Toffees star launches Chinese campaign

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has taken a massive initiative towards helping aspiring young Chinese footballers to realize their dream of playing professionally by launching the Chinese Football Dream.

Fellaini, 24, enjoyed an early rise to stardom as he became the Toffees' record signing four years ago after signing from Standard Liege for a reported £15 million.

Drogba’s move to Barca rubbished

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Reports evolving yesterday on a speculative move of Ivorian talisman Didier Drogba to FC Barcelona have been denied.

Claims stated that a clause in Drogba's current contract with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua could be triggered for a free move to any club.

Last Wednesday, Drogba has announced his move to Asia by signing a two-and-a-half year deal with Shanghai Shenhua.

Shanghai Shenhua

Former Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka’s angry row with Shanghai Shenhua fan

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Shanghai Shenhua former player-coach turned very much just a player, Nicolas Anelka, has rowed with a supporter of the Chinese side over his refusal to perform a traditional post-match bow. The incident followed a 1-0 defeat at bottom-of-the-table Qingdao Jonoon. In Chinese football, the whole team usually bow at the end of the match to [.

Didier Drogba Heads East, Signs Two-And-A-Half Year Deal With Shanghai Shenhua

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By Alan Duffy

A youthful Drogba leaves Graeme Le Saux for dead in August 2004

Following in the footsteps of former Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka, Blues' legend Didier Drogba has gone east in search of a new footballing challenge (and a pretty decent payday).

China: Lippi takes over Ghangzhou Evergrande

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Chinese club Ghangzhou Evergrande have made a statement of intent for the year ahead by appointing former FIFA World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi to take charge of the team.

Lippi takes over a club who are in fine health having won their maiden Chinese Super League last season and leading ten games into the current campaign with 22 out of 30 points (seven wins, one draw, two defeats), one more than nearest challengers Ghangzhou R&F.

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English coach White makes mark in ‘ruthless’ Chinese football

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Tokyo (AFP) After making a splash on the tiny, honeymoon island of Guam, English coach Gary White is already proving a hit in the cut-throat world of Chinese football.

The 42-year-old, who left the palm-fringed Pacific island to manage Shanghai Shenxin earlier this year, has his eye on winning promotion to the Chinese Super League next season after saving the team from relegation.

Manchester City Valued At £3B After Cash Infusion

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Manchester City have announced that a Chinese consortium is investing £265 million to buy a 13% stake in the club's patent company, in a deal that values the business at $3 billion, which puts it on par with rivals Manchester United who are valued at $3.05 billion.

Incredibly, Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan originally paid around £265m to purchase full ownership of the club in 2009 and has created the City Football Group that includes teams in New York, Melbourne and Yokohama.

Letters From Shanghai: The king is dead. Long live the king.

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By Andrew Crawford, writing from Shanghai

Events in Shanghai have taken a dramatic turn in the last week and suddenly a season of promise is teetering on the edge of complete chaos following a dressing room mutiny that ousted Joan Tigana from the Shenhua bench and put in its place, the team's star player, Nicolas Anelka.