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Brazil-born Elkeson included in China squad in landmark move

Aug 18 2019

HONG KONG Brazil-born striker Elkeson is in line to become the first player without Chinese heritage to represent China after the country's football authorities registered him for Asia's World Cup qualifying tournament next month.

Guangzhou's lead trimmed as Chongqing halt 13-match winning streak

Aug 15 2019

HONG KONG, August 15 Guangzhou Evergrande's lead at the top of the Chinese Super League was reduced to five points on Thursday as Fabio Cannavaro's side saw their long winning streak ended by a 1-1 draw with Chongqing Lifan.

Second half goals keep Guangzhou four points clear

Aug 03 2019

HONG KONG Guangzhou Evergrande maintained their four point lead at the top of the Chinese Super League on Saturday as Fabio Cannavaro's side beat Shandong Luneng 3-0 to close in on an eighth title in nine seasons.

North Korea want to host World Cup qualifier with South in Pyongyang

Aug 03 2019

HONG KONG North Korea have nominated Pyongyang as the host venue for their World Cup qualifying match against South Korea in October, clearing the way for the two countries to play on North Korean soil for the first time in almost 30 years.

Chinese clubs focus on run-in after Real dominated window

Aug 01 2019

HONG KONG Even before the Chinese Super League's mid-season transfer window swung open at the start of July, Real Madrid were dominating the news agenda in a manner only Europe's most successful club can manage.

Soccer: Paulinho strikes twice as Guangzhou go four points clear in CSL

Jul 28 2019

HONG KONG A double from former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho earned Guangzhou Evergrande a 3-0 win over Beijing Renhe on Sunday to move four points clear at the Chinese Super League summit.

Soccer-Paulinho strikes twice as Guangzhou go four points clear in CSL

Jul 28 2019

HONG KONG, July 28 A double from former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho earned Guangzhou Evergrande a 3-0 win over Beijing Renhe on Sunday to move four points clear at the Chinese Super League summit.

Jiangsu's Inter links mean Bale could be Serie A bound

Jul 28 2019

HONG KONG Gareth Bale's rumoured move to Jiangsu Suning has become one of the biggest stories of the summer transfer window, but even if the Welshman signs for the Nanjing-based side there are no guarantees he will make his Chinese Super League debut any time soon.

Sane's future out of City's hands, says Guardiola

Jul 24 2019

HONG KONG Manager Pep Guardiola admitted Leroy Sane's future as a Manchester City player is beyond his control as speculation linking the Germany international with a return to his homeland continues to build.

City manager Guardiola dismisses Chinese media criticism

Jul 23 2019

HONG KONG Pep Guardiola made an impassioned defence of Manchester City and his players after criticism in China's state media over his club's "arrogance" during their stopover in Nanjing and Shanghai for last week's Premier League Asia Trophy.

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