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Nico Yennaris

Qatar 2022: London-born Nico Yennaris gets landmark China call-up

Marcello Lippi made Chinese football history on Thursday by calling up London-born former England youth player Nico Yennaris to his international squad.

Fabio Cannavaro ‘breaks club rules’ to keep Guangzhou in China title race

Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro flouted the rules of his club Guangzhou Evergrande to keep the seven-time champions in the Chinese Super League title race.
China’s forward Wei Shihao battles for the ball during the match between South Korea and China at the EAFF E-1 football championship in Tokyo on December 2017. Photo- AFP

Chinese international faces sack after ‘evil behaviour’

China footballer Wei Shihao has been suspended for a month and could be sacked by his club Guangzhou Evergrande for a “malicious” foul in the loss to Uzbekistan, reports said on Tuesday.
Mousa Dembele

Tottenham reach £11 million agreement with Guangzhou for Mousa Dembele

Tottenham have agreed on an £11m ($14m) fee with Chinese outfit Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.
Oscar, HULK, and Wu Lei celebrate Shanghai SIPG’s historic CSL title, Photo by VCG-VCG via Getty Images

Oscar and Hulk win Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG

Brazilians Oscar and Hulk have won the Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG, ending Guangzhou Evergrande's seven-year reign as champions.
Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel: Carlo Ancelotti wanted me at Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund's new signing Axel Witsel has claimed Carlo Ancelotti previously attempted to take him to Bayern Munich.
(FILES) This file picture taken on June 27, 2018 shows Brazil's midfielder Paulinho celebrating after scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Brazil at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Brazil's Paulinho swaps the World Cup and Barcelona for the Chinese Super League this week as he returns on loan to rescue Guangzhou Evergrande's flagging bid for an eighth straight title, as the league starts up on July 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG

He’s back – Paulinho goes from Barca to World Cup to Guangzhou

Brazil's Paulinho swaps the World Cup and Barcelona for the Chinese Super League this week as he returns on loan to rescue Guangzhou Evergrande's flagging bid for an eighth straight title.

Chinese club fines own staff for fixing shirt with tape

Backroom staff from the Chinese Super League's most successful team have been fined for "seriously damaging the club brand" after using tape to cover up part of a player's shirt during an Asian Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Agent: Gianluigi Buffon ‘could play on for another two years’

Gianluigi Buffon could play on at the highest level for another two years, according to the Juventus goalkeeper's agent Silvano Martina.

Five talking points as China season kicks off

The new Chinese Super League season begins with the Guangzhou derby on Friday when Fabio Cannavaro’s reigning champions Evergrande host southern city rivals R&F.

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.

Chinese teams chase big-money Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

At least two Chinese sides are chasing the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports in the country say, in what could be an Asian-record transfer.

I won’t leave Zenit St. Petersburg for Italy job – Mancini

Roberto Mancini insists he’s happy in Russia as boss of Zenit St. Petersburg and has ruled himself out of the race to replace Gian Piero Ventura as Italy head coach.

Chinese Super League flop Carlos Tevez homesick

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

Fabio Cannavaro returns to Chinese champions Guangzhou

Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro was named manager of Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday, returning to the club that cut him loose in 2015.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Guangzhou Evergrande retain China Super League title

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s rampant Guangzhou Evergrande won the Chinese Super League for the seventh time in a row on Sunday and with two games to spare.

Chinese FA drafts in foreign refs to halt Super League controversies

The Chinese FA said Thursday it will bring in foreign referees to officiate selected Super League games starting this weekend and later introduce the use of video replay in response to recent pitch controversies.

Don’t come to China just for money – Cannavaro

Fabio Cannavaro has warned that foreign stars who move to China in the belief that it will be an easy payday are doomed to fail.

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NPFL Playoffs: Enyimba beat Ifeanyi Ubah to climb top spot

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NPFL Playoffs: Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope

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Internet blackout across Sudan

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