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Chinese Super League: Oscar Handed Eight-Game Suspension For ‘Offending Opponents In An Immoral Manner’ By Sparking Multi-Man Brawl

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Oscar has been handed a huge suspension for his part in the multi-man scuffle that brought a halt to Shanghau SIPG's game against Guangzhou on Sunday.

The wee Brazilian sparked a mass shove-a-thon when he belted the ball at two different opposing players and then lay on the ground for five minutes pretending to be injured.

Chinese Burn: Sven Goran Eriksson Sacked By Shenzuan FC, Replacement Coach Announced With Poem

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Sven-Goran Eriksson is once again out of a job after being sacked by Chinese second-tier side Shenzhen FC this week.

Shenzhen are currently fourthin China League One, with a run of five wins from 13 games costing Eriksson his job after just six months in charge.

The club are now preparing to re-hire one of their most beloved former coaches, Wang Baoshan, and took the unorthodox step of announcing their managerial chop-and-change in the form of a poem.

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.

Chelsea Turned Down 90 Million Offer For Diego Costa

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According to SFR Sport in France, Chelsea striker Diego Costa was subject to a huge offer from China last month, which led to his falling out with Antonio Conte.

Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, who are managed by World Cup and Ballon D'Or winner Fabio Cannavaro, are reported to have offered Chelsea £90 million for the Spain international.

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Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese Super League

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Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian international Oscar triggered a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F scrapped on the pitch.

After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared twice to fire the ball deliberately at Guangzhou players, he was rushed by several opponents.

Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese Super League

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Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian international Oscar triggered a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F scrapped on the pitch.

After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared twice to fire the ball deliberately at Guangzhou players, he was rushed by several opponents.

Angry Shenhua fans turn on misfiring Tevez

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez faced growing calls Monday to be shipped out as angry Shanghai Shenhua fans turned on the Argentine forward and under-pressure manager Gus Poyet.

Shenhua fans are fast losing patience with Tevez, who only moved to the Chinese club at the start of the year from Boca Juniors on a reported 38-million-euro ($42 million) salary that makes him one of the highest-rewarded footballers on the planet.

Angry Shenhua fans turn on misfiring Tevez

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez faced growing calls Monday to be shipped out as angry Shanghai Shenhua fans turned on the Argentine forward and under-pressure manager Gus Poyet.

Shenhua fans are fast losing patience with Tevez, who only moved to the Chinese club at the start of the year from Boca Juniors on a reported 38-million-euro ($42 million) salary that makes him one of the highest-rewarded footballers on the planet.

Football: Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese league

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Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian international Oscar triggered a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F scrapped on the pitch.

After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared to fire the ball deliberately twice at Guangzhou players, he was rushed by several opponents, fell to the ground and a melee broke out.

Football: Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese league

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Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian international Oscar triggered a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F scrapped on the pitch.

After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared to fire the ball deliberately twice at Guangzhou players, he was rushed by several opponents, fell to the ground and a melee broke out.

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.

Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked by China’s Shenzhen FC

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was shown the door at China’s second-tier Shenzhen FC on Wednesday after a run of poor results.

The club hailed Eriksson despite parting ways with the much-travelled Swede, who leaves with the team fourth in China League One.

Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked by China’s Shenzhen FC

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was shown the door at China’s second-tier Shenzhen FC on Wednesday after a run of poor results.

The club hailed Eriksson despite parting ways with the much-travelled Swede, who leaves with the team fourth in China League One.

Chinese football ‘sack race’ claims six coaches in a month

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Beijing (AFP) – High expectations in the big-spending Chinese Super League have triggered a spate of departures, with six coaches shown the door in the space of just one month.

More than a third of teams in the 16-strong Super League have been affected, in a season which has also been rocked by claims of racism and violence.

Chinese football ‘sack race’ claims six coaches in a month

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Beijing (AFP) – High expectations in the big-spending Chinese Super League have triggered a spate of departures, with six coaches shown the door in the space of just one month.

More than a third of teams in the 16-strong Super League have been affected, in a season which has also been rocked by claims of racism and violence.

China giants set for blockbuster AFC Champions League quarter-final

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande were drawn against Shanghai SIPG in a blockbuster, all-Chinese AFC Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

Evergrande, who won the Asian title in 2013 and 2015, will play SIPG - their closest rivals in the Chinese Super League - over two legs in August and September.

China giants set for blockbuster AFC Champions League quarter-final

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande were drawn against Shanghai SIPG in a blockbuster, all-Chinese AFC Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

Evergrande, who won the Asian title in 2013 and 2015, will play SIPG - their closest rivals in the Chinese Super League - over two legs in August and September.

Lavezzi denies racism after slant-eyed pose provokes outrage in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Argentina international Ezequiel Lavezzi has issued an apology through his Chinese club after publicity photos showing him in a slant-eyed pose caused outrage on social media.

Lavezzi, who joined Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hebei China Fortune last year from Paris Saint-Germain, landed in hot water over the weekend as photos emerged with the 32-year-old smiling and pulling the corners of his eyes back.

Lavezzi denies racism after slant-eyed pose provokes outrage in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Argentina international Ezequiel Lavezzi has issued an apology through his Chinese club after publicity photos showing him in a slant-eyed pose caused outrage on social media.

Lavezzi, who joined Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hebei China Fortune last year from Paris Saint-Germain, landed in hot water over the weekend as photos emerged with the 32-year-old smiling and pulling the corners of his eyes back.

Rooney says he wants to stay at Man United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney wants to remain at Old Trafford next season despite his lack of playing time under manager Jose Mourinho, he said on Wednesday.

Rooney, 31, has made only 22 starts across all competitions this season and has been linked with a move to either the Chinese Super League or former club Everton.

Costa should ignore China talk, says Chelsea boss Conte

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned Diego Costa to ignore speculation about a potential move to the lucrative Chinese Super League and focus on firing Chelsea to the Premier League title.

Reports this week claimed Tianjin Quanjian had agreed a deal with the Premier League leaders to sign the volatile Spain striker.

Ashley Young determined to make most of Manchester United chance

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London (AFP) – Manchester United’s Ashley Young insisted he still had “fire in my belly” after getting back into the first team at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old former England international has made just 13 starts for Jose Mourinho’s men so far this season and was linked with a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League during the January transfer window.

Cologne reject 50 mn Chinese offer for Modeste

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne say they rejected a bumper offer of 50 million euros ($54 million) from China for prolific French striker Anthony Modeste - but admit he could move to the English Premier League.

The 28-year-old has scored 22 of Cologne’s 37 goals this season to leave his side sixth in Germany’s top flight.

Cologne reject 50 mn Chinese offer for Modeste

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Berlin (AFP) – Cologne say they rejected a bumper offer of 50 million euros ($54 million) from China for prolific French striker Anthony Modeste - but admit he could move to the English Premier League.

The 28-year-old has scored 22 of Cologne’s 37 goals this season to leave his side sixth in Germany’s top flight.

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.

Everton boss Koeman open to Rooney return

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London (AFP) – Everton manager Ronald Koeman paved the way Tuesday for Wayne Rooney’s return to the club of his youth by saying he would make the side “stronger”.

Last week Rooney said he was staying with Manchester United following persistent speculation he could make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.

Everton boss Koeman open to Rooney return

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London (AFP) – Everton manager Ronald Koeman paved the way Tuesday for Wayne Rooney’s return to the club of his youth by saying he would make the side “stronger”.

Last week Rooney said he was staying with Manchester United following persistent speculation he could make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.

Chelsea

Diego Costa: Conte Does Not Want Me

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after revealing Antonio Conte messaged him to tell him he wasn't in his plans.

The 26-year-old scored 26 goals for Chelsea last season on their way to the Premier League title but has previously been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League and a return to Atletico Madrid, who are under a transfer registration ban.

Diego Costa U-turn: Is he prepared to sign a new contract to remain at Chelsea?

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Having won the Premier League for a second time and as he prepares to add the FA Cup Final to his list of honours tomorrow, it appears that Diego Costa is thinking about staying at Chelsea.

This week seems to have been massive for everyone at the football club and for Costa.

20-goal star finally breaks silence over his future, Chelsea fans will be happy with his comments

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for a while now.

The 28-year-old forward has finally opened up about his future and has revealed that he will be the one to decide his next move and he also dismissed reports of a summer move to China being agreed.

2017/18 Kits

Shandong Luneng Taisha 2017 Nike Home Kit

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With Brazilian internationals Gil andDiego Tardelli and former Barclays Premier League strikersGraziano Pellè andPapiss Cissé on their roster,Shandong Luneng Taisha FC are expected contend for the 2017 Chinese Super League title. The three-time league champions are back in action in their traditional orange home kit for the recently started CSL season.

Beijing Guoan FC 2017 Nike Home Jersey

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Featuring Brazilian international midfielder Renato Augusto, Beijing Sinobo Guoan FC recently released their 2017 home kit from Nike China. The former Chinese Super League champions are once again in their traditional home green hits with yellow detailing. The 2017 shirt features halves in two shades of green on its front with a series of horizontal [.

Shanghai SIPG 2017 Nike Home Kit

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Managed by former FC Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham boss André Villas-Boas and featuring Brazilian internationals Hulk and Oscar, Shanghai SIPG are among the contenders for the 2017 Chinese Super League and AFC Champions League titles. The well-funded clubrecently launched their 2017 home kit from CSL outfitter Nike.

Guangzhou Evergrande 2017 Nike Home Kit

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Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club has released their 2017 home kit from Nike. Managed by Brazil World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and featuring internationals such as Paulinho,Ricardo Goulart (both Brazil) and Jackson Martinez (Colombia), the Chinese Super League champions of the last six seasons are back in action in their usual [.

The Rest

Barcelona interested in signing former Tottenham player

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Perhaps the unlikeliest transfer rumour at the beginning of the transfer window, Sky Sports have reported that Barcelona are interested in bringing former Tottenham player Paulinho to Camp Nou. The Brazilian is currently playing in the Chinese Super League with Guangzhou Evergrande.

Paulinho has a £35m release clause in his contract with the Chinese Super League side, and it is believed that the Catalan side is not interested in paying that sum for the 28-year-old.

Chinese Super League: Ex-Chelsea Star Oscar Sparks Outrageous 50-Man Brawl (Video)

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Ex-Chelsa midfielder Oscar found himself in the middle of a massive brawl duringShanghai SIPG's clash withGuangzhou R&F at the weekend.

The baby-faced Brazilian lashed the ball straight into not one, but two Guangzhou players in retaliation for a challenge on a team-mate.

Tuesday Kickoff: Dortmund hires Bosz, Torres linked with Queretaro and more

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Christian Pulisic has a new manager while one star could be on his way to Liga MX.

After leading Ajax to the Europa League final, Peter Bosz has been named manager of Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

Fernando Torres is reportedly in "very advanced" talks with Mexican club Queretaro. (REPORT)

Manchester United has reportedly shifted focus to signing Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.

Wednesday Kickoff: Totti, Eriksen, World Cup 2030 and more

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One of the game's best appears close to retirement while one star's agent discussed ongoing transfer rumors.

New Roma sporting director Monchi says Francesco Totti will retire at the end of the season and take up a new role with the club. (REPORT)

Christian Eriksen's agent says the player's sole focus is on Tottenham, not on reported interest from Barcelona.