chinese football

Marquinhos, Perea to join Changchun Yatai


July 13th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Changchun (China), July 13 (IANS) Brazilian-born Bulgarian international Marquinhos and Colombian international Perea are set to join the Chinese Super League outfit Changchun Yatai, the club announced Friday.The club also ... Read more...

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Chinese club prepares huge offer for Kaka?


June 28th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish and Italian newspapers are speculating that Chinese football side Guangzhou Evergrande are preparing an offer for Real Madrid's star Brazilian midfielder Kaka.Italian paper El ... Read more...

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Drogba signs with Shanghai Shenhua


June 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 20 (IANS) Cote d'Ivoire's striker Didier Drogba Wednesday confirmed that he has joined Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year contract."I studied all the offers I ... Read more...

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Shanghai Shenhua confirms contract with Drogba


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 19 (IANS) Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua boss Zhu Jun confirmed that Cote d'Ivoire and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will join the club on a two-and-half years' ... Read more...

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China vows long-term efforts to curb football gambling


June 15th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Public Security and the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have vowed to make joint efforts to cut down on football-related gambling and fraud in ... Read more...

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Former Chinese football bosses jailed for bribery


June 13th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (China), June 13 (IANS) Two former Chinese football chiefs were sentenced Wednesday to more than a decade in jail for bribery.Nan Yong, the former director of the Chinese Football ... Read more...

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Chinese football pinning hopes on Seedorf and Drogba


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) The guessing game about which famous football star will be the next to land in China gained momentum as more big names were linked to Chinese ... Read more...

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Police deny torturing China’s former soccer chief


April 26th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shengyang (Liaoning Province), April 26 (IANS) Chinese police have denied a claim by the country's former soccer head Xie Yalong that he was tortured into confessing to bribe-taking.The 56-year-old ... Read more...

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Former Chinese soccer chief goes on trial for graft


April 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (Liaoning Province), April 25 (IANS) Former Chinese soccer chief credited with leading the Chinese team into their only World Cup finals was put on bribery trial here Wednesday.Nan Yong, ... Read more...

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China’s former soccer chiefs stand trial for graft


April 24th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dandong(Liaoning Province) April 24 (IANS) Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Xie Yalong stood trial in a northeastern Chinese court Tuesday for taking bribes.The Dandong Intermediate People's Court started the ... Read more...

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Foreign coaches divided on presence of stars in Chinese football


February 21st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 21 (IANS) The arrival of renowned foreign players like Nicolas Anelka will hardly benefit the growth of Chinese football, some Dutch coaches working in China feel, ... Read more...

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China jails soccer officials for corruption


February 18th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Thirty-nine people were Saturday given sentences ranging up to 12 years behind bars as part of China's crackdown on soccer corruption.Yang Yimin, former deputy chief ... Read more...

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Top Chinese football referee Lu Jun jailed


February 16th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A top Chinese referee has been jailed for more than five years to taking bribes. Lu Jun is seen as the face of Chinese refereeing after officiating ... Read more...

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Three national team coaches invovled in soccer scandals in China


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dandong, China, Dec 23 (IANS) Three former Chinese national team coaches were involved in soccer corruption, according to a north-eastern Chinese court.Yang Yimin, former deputy chief of the Chinese Football ... Read more...

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Chinese referee admits taking $256,000 in bribes (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dandong (China), Dec 20 (IANS) A Chinese football referee, standing trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Dandong in Liaoning Province, admitted here Tuesday to taking bribes of more than ... Read more...

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China Football Association pledges to fight against corruption


December 19th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) As trials opened Monday into cases of corruption in Chinese soccer, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) reiterated its determination to clean the sport.China's professional leagues have ... Read more...

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Chinese youth losing interest in football?


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nanchang (China), Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese soccer is on the decline because there are not enough youngsters taking up the game. And to make matters worse, the quality of play ... Read more...

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Combining soccer with kungfu in China


June 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Some Chinese sport schools are attempting to combine soccer with the traditional Chinese kungfu. Since last year, Shangdong sport bureau has launched a campaign to develop ... Read more...

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Maradona’s China visit fuels coaching rumors


November 10th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 10 (ANI): Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has signed on as an anchorman for a charity activity in Hefei, the capital of east China's Anhui Province, fuelling rumors that he ... Read more...

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Probe ordered against three match fixing Chinese soccer officials


September 13th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept.13 (ANI): Police have officially launched investigations into former Chinese Football Association (CFA) vice-president Xie Yalong and two other officials on suspicion of match fixing and bribery, the Ministry of Public ... Read more...

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China may bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup


July 18th, 2010 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China may bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, with officials saying that "now is the best time". The Chinese Football Association (CFA) is discussing the feasibility of the ... Read more...

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China hopes to host 2026 FIFA World Cup


July 17th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): China is willing to fight for the right to host the football World Cup in 2026.According to the China Daily, the head of the Chinese Football ... Read more...

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Soccer fans, netizens want Chinese team dismissed


June 21st, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Close to 97 percent of the 50,000 Chinese netizens and football fans polled are demanding the sacking of the men's football team after watching the outstanding ... Read more...

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Chinese merchants cash in on World Cup fever


June 18th, 2010 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Till the early hours of dawn, many parts of Beijing remain alive with the chinking sound of glasses and cheerings, mingled with the sound of vuvuzela trumpets coming ... Read more...

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Several Chinese soccer officials detained on match-fixing charges


January 28th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan. 28 (ANI): Several high-ranking officials of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have been detained amid probe into match-fixing in soccer games, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Wednesday.Nan Yong ... Read more...

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Chinese football, a source of shame for its fans for years


November 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 30(ANI): In spite of conquering every sport played the world over, China's performance in football has been a source of shame for its fans for years, with the national team ... Read more...

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Chinese Olympic football team embroiled in sex scandal


September 6th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept6 (ANI): Chinese football team has come under fire after some of its players were reportedly snapped checking into the hotel with girls during the Olympics.The scandal came into light ... Read more...

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China puts Serbian football coach on back seat


July 18th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) With just three weeks left for the Beijing Olympics, China has put Serbian coach Ratomir Dujkovic on the back seat in the Chinese Olympic football coaching staff. Yin ... Read more...

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