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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.

‘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.

Football: Capello-Cannavaro clash upstaged by boy band

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese football fans anticipating the first clash between the “Fabios” - Italian heavyweight coaches Cannavaro and Capello - will have to wait as their sides have been bumped from a stadium this weekend by China’s hottest boy band.

The Tianjin-Jiangsu clash was scheduled for Sunday at the stadium on the grounds of the Olympic Sports Center in the eastern city of Nanjing - Jiangsu Suning’s home pitch - but it now conflicts with a concert in an adjacent indoor arena by the wildly popular TFBOYS.

Football: Capello-Cannavaro clash upstaged by boy band

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese football fans anticipating the first clash between the “Fabios” - Italian heavyweight coaches Cannavaro and Capello - will have to wait as their sides have been bumped from a stadium this weekend by China’s hottest boy band.

The Tianjin-Jiangsu clash was scheduled for Sunday at the stadium on the grounds of the Olympic Sports Center in the eastern city of Nanjing - Jiangsu Suning’s home pitch - but it now conflicts with a concert in an adjacent indoor arena by the wildly popular TFBOYS.

Oscar ban harming Chinese Super League title hopes, Villas-Boas fears

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Shanghai (AFP) – Andre Villas-Boas fears that the prolonged absence of banned Brazilian star Oscar could torpedo Shanghai SIPG’s Chinese Super League title hopes.

The Portuguese coach saw his side finish the weekend three points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande following a dry 0-0 home draw with third-placed Tianjin Quanjian on Sunday.

Oscar ban harming Chinese Super League title hopes, Villas-Boas fears

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Shanghai (AFP) – Andre Villas-Boas fears that the prolonged absence of banned Brazilian star Oscar could torpedo Shanghai SIPG’s Chinese Super League title hopes.

The Portuguese coach saw his side finish the weekend three points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande following a dry 0-0 home draw with third-placed Tianjin Quanjian on Sunday.

Shanghai SIPG coach Villas-Boas, Hulk banned over Oscar protests

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas and Brazilian striker Hulk were suspended for two Chinese Super League games on Friday after they protested against the eight-match ban handed to midfielder Oscar over a mass brawl.

Extending what has been a rocky season for China’s newly imported football talent, Villas-Boas was banned for making an “irresponsible comment” on social media, while Hulk was suspended for wearing a T-shirt backing Oscar.

Shanghai SIPG coach Villas-Boas, Hulk banned over Oscar protests

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas and Brazilian striker Hulk were suspended for two Chinese Super League games on Friday after they protested against the eight-match ban handed to midfielder Oscar over a mass brawl.

Extending what has been a rocky season for China’s newly imported football talent, Villas-Boas was banned for making an “irresponsible comment” on social media, while Hulk was suspended for wearing a T-shirt backing Oscar.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

China probes Hulk incident, Lavezzi off the hook

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Shanghai (AFP) – China’s football authority said Wednesday it is investigating Brazilian star Hulk’s alleged altercation with a rival club’s staffer, but it saw “no malicious intent” in a separate racially-charged row involving Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Both South American players, who are among the growing crop of highly paid foreign stars in China’s cash-rich Super League, have been embroiled in race-related incidents in recent weeks.

Shanghai SIPG sign ex-Madrid defender Carvalho

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Beijing (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG confirmed Wednesday the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea player Ricardo Carvalho, the official Xinhua news agency said, making him the latest foreigner to be tempted by the riches of China’s Super League.

Carvalho’s signing had been finalised by the end of winter training, but the announcement was delayed as China’s new restrictions on foreign players forced the team to “think carefully” about his role, Xinhua cited SIPG as saying.

Shanghai SIPG sign ex-Madrid defender Carvalho

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Beijing (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG confirmed Wednesday the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea player Ricardo Carvalho, the official Xinhua news agency said, making him the latest foreigner to be tempted by the riches of China’s Super League.

Carvalho’s signing had been finalised by the end of winter training, but the announcement was delayed as China’s new restrictions on foreign players forced the team to “think carefully” about his role, Xinhua cited SIPG as saying.

China to cut foreign football player numbers on pitch

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Beijing (AFP) The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced Monday that it is reducing the number of foreign players a team can field as the country's cash-rich clubs continue to lure international talent.

Teams in the top-flight Chinese Super League will be able to field no more than three foreigners per match when the new 2017 season begins in March, according to the new rules posted on the official CFA web site.

China to cut foreign player numbers on pitch

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Beijing (AFP) The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced Monday that it is reducing the number of foreign players a team can field as the country's cash-rich clubs continue to lure international talent.

Teams in the top-flight Chinese Super League will be able to field no more than three foreigners per match when the new 2017 season begins in March, according to the new rules posted on the official CFA web site.

China’s World Cup chances ‘worrying’ – Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) China's chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia are "not impossible but definitely worrying", new Italian coach Marcello Lippi said Friday.

The 68-year-old who led his own country to victory in the 2006 mondial was named the national team's new boss by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) over the weekend.

China’s World Cup chances ‘worrying’ – Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) China's chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia are "not impossible but definitely worrying", new Italian coach Marcello Lippi said Friday.

The 68-year-old who led his own country to victory in the 2006 mondial was named the national team's new boss by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) over the weekend.

Lippi ‘to net millions’ as China football coach

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi will earn almost $5 million a year as China coach but will pocket far more through a tie-in with a football academy, state media said Sunday.

The 68-year-old Italian was named boss of the national team by the Chinese Football Association on Saturday and has the tricky goal of steering the Asian giant to qualify for the 2018 World Cup a near impossible feat given recent losses to Uzbekistan and war-torn Syria.

Lippi ‘to net millions’ as China football coach

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Beijing (AFP) Marcello Lippi will earn almost $5 million a year as China coach but will pocket far more through a tie-in with a football academy, state media said Sunday.

The 68-year-old Italian was named boss of the national team by the Chinese Football Association on Saturday and has the tricky goal of steering the Asian giant to qualify for the 2018 World Cup a near impossible feat given recent losses to Uzbekistan and war-torn Syria.

Football: Ambitious China appoint Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi was named China's new boss on Saturday at a time when the country's ambitions to become a footballing powerhouse have rarely looked more remote.

The appointment of the Italian one of the world's most decorated football coaches comes with China all but out of contention for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following embarrassing qualification losses to Syria and Uzbekistan.

Football: Ambitious China appoint Lippi

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Beijing (AFP) World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi was named China's new boss on Saturday at a time when the country's ambitions to become a footballing powerhouse have rarely looked more remote.

The appointment of the Italian one of the world's most decorated football coaches comes with China all but out of contention for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following embarrassing qualification losses to Syria and Uzbekistan.

China names Marcello Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

China names Lippi for national team coach

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Beijing (AFP) Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

The appointment comes after World Cup qualifying losses by the men's team to Syria and Uzbekistan left the Asian giant with virtually no chance of qualifying for Russia 2018.

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China set sights on hosting 2030 World Cup

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Panaji (India) (AFP) A top Chinese football official has urged FIFA to realise the "dream" of China's fans by bringing the World Cup to the giant Asian nation in 2030 or even sooner.

Chinese Football Association vice-president Zhang Jian said FIFA's rotation policy probably ruled out a return to Asia in 2026, after Qatar hosts the World Cup in 2022.

Chinese football receives €53m sponsorship boost from Dalian Wanda

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The Chinese national team will have the funds to pursue to top foreign coach after real estate giants Dalian Wanda agreed a massive three-year deal to sponsor the game in China

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China 2016/17 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Nike Football has released the China 2016/17 home and away kits. They will be worn [...]

China 2015/16 Nike Home Jersey

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Nike have released the China 2015/16homekit to bebe worn by all of the Chinese Football [...]

China 2015 Nike Home and Away Jerseys

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The Chinese Football Association recently signed a lucrative deal with Nike that will see China's [...]

China adidas 2014/15 Home Kit

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The Chinese Football Association unveiled the China 2014/15 adidas home kit on Friday during a [...]

Dalian Wanda Group back to support Chinese soccer

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Chinese company Dalian Wanda is set to provide considerable financial support to Chinese soccer through a comprehensive agreement with the Chinese Football Association (CFA)