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Eder leaves Inter Milan for China

Italy international striker Eder has left Inter Milan for China, joining Jiangsu Suning.<p>The 31-year-old had moved to San Siro in 2016 after a …

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Cannavaro on back foot in battle for 'toxic' China top spot

SHANGHAI (AFP) -<p>Guangzhou Evergrande's seven-year domination of Chinese football could be under threat in what is shaping up to be the most fiercely contested title race in recent memory.<p>Shanghai SIPG stand top of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on goal difference from Shandong Luneng after a third …

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Soccer: Huang hits winner as Jiangsu close in on summit

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huang Zichang scored the only goal of the game as Jiangsu Suning moved to within a point of Chinese Super League leaders Shanghai SIPG on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Dalian Yifang.<p>Cosmin Olaroiu’s side took the lead just before the hour mark to take all three points on a …

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Four-goal Wu maintains SIPG's perfect start

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai SIPG’s Wu Lei scored four as they battled back from two goals down to defeat Guangzhou R&F 5-2 on Sunday and maintain their perfect start to the 2018 Chinese Super League season.<p>Football Soccer - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South Korea v China - Seoul, South Korea - …

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Evergrande win again to move closer to last 16

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Guangzhou Evergrande continued their resurgence in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday with a 2-0 win in South Korea over Jeju United that moved the two-time champions to within touching distance of the knockout phase.<p>Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - …

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Pato in public bid to woo 'most beautiful' Chinese actress

2018-03-15 13:02<p>Alexandre Pato (Getty Images)<p>Shanghai - Brazilian football star <b>Alexandre Pato</b> celebrated Tianjin Quanjian's victory in the AFC …

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Chinese Football Association released the list of transfer status about Yannick Carrasco and Nico Gaitán. The transfer fee of Nico Gaitán is less than 5.7m euros... https://t.co/LGfjnys0Lm

Guangzhou Evergrande v Jeju United 5-3 #ACL2018 #GZEvJJU (staff) https://t.co/z0X0F5yk3i

#CSL2018 table after MD1. Most clubs are learning how to deal with the new rules and some clubs are clearly still in Holiday Mode. https://t.co/zv3MzlszEP

CSL 2018 ATTENDANCE (MATCHDAY 1) https://t.co/g7p00bVOq6

Soccer: Eight-goal thrashing leaves Dalian shellshocked

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Yannick Carrasco, Nicolas Gaitan and Jose Fonte were left in no doubt over the difficulty that new employers Dalian Yifang face in the Chinese Super League (CSL) as they kicked off the season with an 8-0 thrashing by Shanghai SIPG on Saturday.<p>The expensively acquired trio all …

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Carrasco, Gaitan and Fonte start but Dalian Yifang stunned 8-0 by SIPG

There was to be no fairytale start to life in the Chinese Super League for Yannick Carrasco, Jose Fonte, Nicolas Gaitan or <b>Dalian Yifang</b> as the China …

Cameroon's Mbia leaves China's Hebei China by mutual consent

<b>Cameroon international midfielder Stephane Mbia has left Chinese club Hebei China Fortune by "mutual consent".</b><p>Mbia, 31, joined the Langfang outfit on a three-year deal from Turkish club Trabzonspor in January 2016.<p>"After two seasons, Hebei China Fortune and I have decided to end our collaboration …

Xiao's late strike decides nine-goal Guangzhou derby thriller

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Guangzhou Evergrande were on the wrong side of a nine-goal thriller on Friday as the seven-time Chinese Super League champions kicked off the defence of their title with a 5-4 defeat at the hands of cross-city rivals Guangzhou R&F.<p>FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - 2018 FIFA World …

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Harambee Stars winger switches clubs in China

Ayub Timbe guided Renhe to secure promotion to Chinese Super League last season but will not play in the top tier<p>Beijing Rehne have loaned out Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe.<p>Timbe guided Renhe to secure promotion to Chinese Super League last season but will not play in the top tier after he was …

Soccer: Cannavaro secures first win on Guangzhou return

HONG KONG, (Reuters) - Fabio Cannavaro earned his first win since returning as head coach of Guangzhou Evergrande as the Chinese Super League champions beat Shanghai Shenhua 4-1 to claim the country’s Super Cup on Monday.<p>China midfielder Huang Bowen gave Evergrande the lead from distance, only for …

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Atletico confirm Gaitan and Carrasco sale to China's Dalian

The Argentina and Belgium internationals will line up in the Chinese Superleague with Daliam Yinfang after becoming surplus to requirements at Atleti<p>Atletico Madrid have confirmed both Nicolas Gaitan and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco have left the club to pursue their career in the Chinese …

Chinese Super League's Capital Controls End Its Nascent Golden Era

What was heralded as a potential threat to the soccer leagues of Europe has been dealt a sharp blow to its ambitions. A myriad of players, from Lionel Messi to Wayne Rooney, had been linked to private discussions with the Chinese Super League (CSL), with large sums of money being mentioned in the …

Chinese soccer teams hope to stop dominant Guangzhou

From world-renowned coaches like Fabio Capello and Manuel Pellegrini to top players like Hulk and Javier Mascherano, nearly everyone in Chinese soccer will be trying to stop Guangzhou Evergande from winning an eighth consecutive league title.<p>Guangzhou, however, may not be as dominant as in the past …

Guangzhou end Martinez's CSL nightmare

Jackson Martinez made just 16 appearances and scored four goals in two years at Guangzhou Evergrande, and has now been released.<p>Former Porto and Atletico Madrid star Jackson Martinez has been released by Guangzhou Evergrande after the Chinese Super League club omitted him from a 31-man squad for …

CSL Preview: Can Guangzhou Evergrande make it eight in a row?

Guangzhou Evergrande will go hunting a record-extending eighth consecutive Chinese Super League crown with one-time manager Fabio Cannavaro returning …

Double Signing From China Worked But Did Not Signal Expected Influx

Opinion<p>14 Feb 2018<p>0<p><b>The signing of Chinese international defenders Sun Jihai and Fan Zhiyi caused a bit of a stir back in 1998 when Palace unveiled</b> …

Poor Attendances Still Hampering Asian Champions' League

The group stage of the Asian Champions’ League kicked off this week, with games being played from Sydney to Saudi Arabia.<p>Sydney FC got off to the worst possible start to their ACL campaign, losing two-nil at home to South Korean side Suwon Samsung Bluewings. The talking point on the pitch was the …

Mousa Dembele linked with China move that would rule him out of Tottenham v Juventus second-leg

gossip<p>Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is being linked with a move to Chinese side Beijing Sinobo Guoan.<p>The Chinese Super League team are …

Chinese billionaire sells stake in top soccer club Atletico Madrid

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is giving up one of his trophy assets.<p>His company, Dalian Wanda Group, has agreed to sell its 17% stake in top Spanish soccer club Atletico Madrid.<p>The team announced the news in a statement Wednesday, saying that "the decision to divest is part of the global …

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