2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
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Former FIFA POY Sun appointed China soccer VP

Aiming to boost a lagging national program, China's football association brought on former FIFA female player of the year Sun Wen as vice president.

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150dJohn Duerden

China player banned for leg-breaking tackle

Wei Shihao could see his Guanzghou Evergrande contract terminated, after breaking Otabek Shukurov of Uzbekistan's leg during the China Cup.

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162dReuters

Cannavaro appointed China manager for Cup

Fabio Cannavaro will be advised by Marcello Lippo, who stepped down in January, and the FA have confirmed whether the appointment is permanent.

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211dReuters

Asian Cup: Iran, Japan advance to semifinals

Kim Jin-su's header took South Korea past stubborn Bahrain and Qatar wrestled their way past Iraq as the victors move to the quarterfinals.

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219dJohn Duerden

Wu can learn from Son's Korean masterclass

Son Heung-min may be Asia's most recognisable star, but Wu Lei - absent from Wednesday's loss - has the potential to be just as effective for China.

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223dDebayan Sen in Abu Dhabi

Eriksson: Football needs India, China and USA

Sven-Göran Eriksson speaks exclusively to ESPN about the Asian Cup, describing India's win over Thailand the tournament's "biggest surprise."

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312dReuters

Lippi's China held to a draw by Palestine

China were held to a 1-1 draw by Palestine in a friendly as coach Marcello Lippi oversaw what is expected to be his final game on home soil.

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437dReuters

China ban player for year for wearing necklace

China defender Wang Shenchao will miss the Asian Cup next January after being handed a 12-month ban by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for we

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520dSean Nevin

Bale becomes Wales' all-time goal scorer

Gareth Bale became Wales' all-time leading goal scorer thanks to a hat trick over China to ensure Ryan Giggs' spell got off to an emphatic start.

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520dIan Holyman

Ligue 1 breaks viewing record in China

A record 1.6 million people in China tuned in to watch Nice facing Paris Saint-Germain in last Sunday's Ligue 1 game.

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526dAssociated Press

Hong Kong plans anti-anthem booing law

Hong Kong authorities on Friday unveiled planned legislation punishing anyone who insults China's national anthem with up to three years in prison.

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553dMark Lovell

Robben mulling MLS, China, Qatar move

Robben has no plans to retire yet and is considering a move to Major League Soccer, China or Qatar should he leave Bayern Munich.

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582dMichael Church

AFC: Ong says Malaysia can match S Korea

Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee says his team are capable of matching regional powerhouse South Korea in Saturday's AFC U23 quarterfinal in China.

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584dMichael Church

Ong hails Malaysia AFC U23 giant killers

Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee paid tribute to the character of his history-making team ahead of Saturday's quarterfinal in the AFC U23 Championship.