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China’s defender Wu Lei, right, duels for the ball with Thailand’s defender Chalermpong Kerdka during the AFC Asian Cup round of 16 soccer match between Thailand and China at the Hazza Bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press)

‘China’s Maradona’ signs for Espanyol

Prolific forward Wu Lei, dubbed “the Chinese Maradona”, has signed for struggling Espanyol in La Liga, the Spanish club and Shanghai SIPG said on Monday.

Spain to help China develop football

La Liga and China’s Super League on Friday signed an accord to “make Chinese football grow throughout the world.”

Victor Anichebe Anichebe accuses Beijing Enterprises of match-fixing, reports to FIFA

Victor Anichebe has reported his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises to FIFA over allegations of match-fixing.
Demba Ba

Chinese FA opens probe into Demba Ba racism controversy

China’s football authority said Monday it was investigating reports that Senegalese striker Demba Ba was subjected to racial slurs by an opposing Chinese player during a weekend match, vowing “stern punishment” if the incident proved true.

Chinese investor is oldest goal-scorer at nearly 45

A senior club official buried a penalty just weeks short of his 45th birthday to become the oldest goal-scorer in Chinese professional football history, media reports said.

Chinese club denies move for Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta

China's Chongqing Lifan denied making a big-money move for Andres Iniesta as Spanish media said the Barcelona captain could now be headed for Japan or Australia.

Chinese football fans blame tattoo ban for team’s 6-0, 4-1 thrashing

Disillusioned Chinese fans have blamed the country’s football authorities for the national side’s latest heavy defeats amid reports that the players have been banned from displaying tattoos.

Javier Mascherano nicknamed Pony Brother in China

Disgusted Chinese football fans branded Carlos Tevez “Very Homesick Boy” but they have an altogether fonder nickname for his fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano, “Pony Brother”.

Not quite Barcelona – what Javier Mascherano can expect in Hebei

Javier Mascherano is the latest big star to make the switch to Chinese football after the Argentine international defender swapped Barcelona for little-known Hebei China Fortune.

Hero to ‘very homesick boy’: how Tevez unravelled in China

Argentine star Carlos Tevez arrived in Shanghai to a hero's welcome but sneaked out of China less than a year later and has now sealed a return to Boca Juniors.

Carlos Tevez leaves China, signs for Boca Juniors

Former Manchester United and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez agreed a move back to boyhood club Boca Juniors on Friday after 12 months in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, the Argentine team announced.

Chinese Super League flop Carlos Tevez homesick

Expensive flop Carlos Tevez could leave China soon, the AFP has reported.

CSL: ‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse

When Carlos Tevez emerged in airport arrivals in Shanghai he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.

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