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Chinese footballers come to Brazil for extra polish

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Porto Feliz (Brazil) (AFP) – Arriving in Brazil, Chinese footballer Long Yushuo took on the more easily pronounced name Thomas, but it’s the locals’ skills with the ball that he’s really hoping to adopt.

Thomas, 16, is one of a squad of youth players from Chinese team Shandong Luneng dispatched to polish their game at Desportivo Brasil club in Porto Feliz, near Sao Paulo, which Shandong bought in 2014.

Magath latest big-name foreign coach to leave Chinese club

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Shanghai (AFP) – Felix Magath on Friday became the latest foreign coach in a matter of weeks to leave his post in the Chinese Super League (CSL), following Andre Villas-Boas and Luiz Felipe Scolari out the exit door.

Villas-Boas on Thursday departed as coach of Shanghai SIPG and the veteran Magath followed suit less than 24 hours later when Shandong Luneng said they would not renew the German’s contract.

Magath latest big-name foreign coach to leave Chinese club

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Shanghai (AFP) – Felix Magath on Friday became the latest foreign coach in a matter of weeks to leave his post in the Chinese Super League (CSL), following Andre Villas-Boas and Luiz Felipe Scolari out the exit door.

Villas-Boas on Thursday departed as coach of Shanghai SIPG and the veteran Magath followed suit less than 24 hours later when Shandong Luneng said they would not renew the German’s contract.

Evergrande and Scolari celebrate China championship

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Shanghai (AFP) Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande celebrated their record sixth title in a row with a 4-0 demolition of Shandong Luneng, but an expert warned their dominance risked dimming interest in the league.

Evergrande, led by former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was extended after the team sealed the title with two games to spare, were crowned in a lavish ceremony in front of more than 42,000 fans at their Tianhe stadium after their final game on Sunday.

Evergrande and Scolari celebrate China championship

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Shanghai (AFP) Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande celebrated their record sixth title in a row with a 4-0 demolition of Shandong Luneng, but an expert warned their dominance risked dimming interest in the league.

Evergrande, led by former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was extended after the team sealed the title with two games to spare, were crowned in a lavish ceremony in front of more than 42,000 fans at their Tianhe stadium after their final game on Sunday.

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.

Magath’s Shandong crash out of AFC Champions League

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Jinan (China) (AFP) FC Seoul sent Felix Magath's Shandong Luneng crashing out of the AFC Champions League and ended Chinese interest in the competition as they powered into the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Substitute Yun Ju-Tae provided the coup de grace on 83 minutes, sealing a 1-1 draw in the second leg after Walter Montillo's opener on 59 minutes had raised hopes among Shandong's home fans.

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Chinese Super League: Ex-Southampton Striker Graziano Pellè Bags Beauty for Shandong Luneng (Video)

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Graziano Pellè netted an absolute stunner in the Chinese Super League on Saturday, courtesy of a beautiful volley in Shandong Luneng Taishan's 2-2 draw with Beijing Guoan.

The 32-year-old Pellè left Southampton for China last summer, duly becoming one of the highest-paid players in the world via a cool £13.

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.

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Shandong final-whistle fracas mars celebrations

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Shanghai (AFP) Italy striker Graziano Pelle's Shandong Luneng were involved in a post-match fracas Sunday as security guards tried to prevent them celebrating victory with their fans.

The rumpus came at the end of Shandong Luneng's 2-1 victory against Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League at Beijing's Workers' Stadium.

Shandong final-whistle fracas mars celebrations

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Shanghai (AFP) Italy striker Graziano Pelle's Shandong Luneng were involved in a post-match fracas Sunday as security guards tried to prevent them celebrating victory with their fans.

The rumpus came at the end of Shandong Luneng's 2-1 victory against Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League at Beijing's Workers' Stadium.

The Rest

Tuesday Kickoff: Gabriel Jesus, Fabregas, Ribery and more

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While one up-and-coming star could miss significant time due to injury, a Chinese club has denied interest in a longtime playmaker.

Pep Guardiola says he "will pray" that the injury to Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is not serious as the club hopes for a quick recovery for the recently-added forward.

AFC Champions League 2016 Quarter Final Draw

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Competing teams are:

Al Ain (UAE), Al Nasr (UAE), El Jaish (Qatar), FC Seoul (Korea Republic), Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Korea Republic), Lokomotiv (Uzbekistan), Shandong Luneng (China) and Shanghai SIPG (China)








23/08 Al Ain v Lokomotiv
23/08 Shanghai SIPG v Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

24/08 El Jaish v Al Nasr
24/08 FC Seoul v Shandong Luneng

13/09 Lokomotiv v Al Ain
13/09 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

14/09 Al Nasr v El Jasih
14/09 Shandong v Luneng


AFC Champions League Play Offs

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There are a number of these bit the ones of interest to this site are:

02/02/14 Tampines Rovers v South China
The winner of that tie gets a trip to Chonburi in another play off a few days later while Muang Thong United will host the winners of Pune and Hanoi T&T.

Thai champions Buriram United, who also won the FA Cup, League and the ASEAN Monopoly Championships no doubt, have been drawn with Pohang Steelers, Shandong Luneng and whoever comes third in the JLeague.

Niculae: Regras da FIFA não são válidas na China?

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Muito se escreveu em Janeiro sobre a imprudência do Sporting em pretender contratar Marius Niculae por o ponta-de-lança romeno já ter jogado por dois clubes na presente época, algo que, luz dos regulamentos da FIFA, o impediria de representar um terceiro clube até 30 de Junho deste ano.