Chinese Super League's delayed season set to kick off with champions Guangzhou Evergrande facing Shanghai Shenhua
Guangzhou, managed by Italian World Cup-winner Fabio Cannavaro, are looking to clinch a ninth CSL title in 10 seasons but could face a tricky test due to the new format introduced to make up for lost time.
The league was originally set to start on 22 February but was postponed indefinitely because of the spread of COVID-19, which first emerged in China in late 2019.
Chinese Super League season may get underway in late June or early July, says Guangzhou Evergrande CEO
The Chinese Super League (CSL) looks set to start its new season at the end of June or in early July and will not have to shorten the campaign, Guangzhou R&F CEO Huang Shenghua has said.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Chinese Super League season start delayed as government bans entry of foreigners
China's foreign ministry announced entry visas issued to foreigners would be suspended from midnight on Friday in a move to slow the spread of the virus through imported cases
AFC Champions League: Andres Iniesta sets up three goals in Vissel Kobe's victory over Johor Darul Tazim
Andres Iniesta set up three goals, all scored by Keijiro Ogawa, to lead Vissel Kobe to a 5-1 win over Malaysian champions Johor Darul Tazim on Wednesday in the Asian Champions League.
As a player, Li represented China on 92 occasions, including at the finals of the 2002 World Cup, the country’s only appearance at the competition to date
Chinese Super League: Fabio Cannavaro returns as Guangzhou Evergrande's coach after accepting club's criticism on team's handling
Cannavaro had been ordered to corporate headquarters last week to attend an enterprise culture studies class, throwing his future at the club into question.
Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro's future in jeopardy after slow start to season
The notice on the team website said Fabio Cannavaro was expected to report before noon Monday, with captain Zheng Zhi taking over as acting coach
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil-born Elkeson expects more naturalised foreign players in China squad in future
He may be the first, but Brazil-born striker Elkeson believes he will not be the only foreign player to be naturalised during China’s attempt to secure World Cup qualification for the first time in almost two decades.
AFC Champions League holders Kashima Antlers play out goalless draw at Guangzhou Evergrande in quarter-final first leg
It leaves the Antlers with a small advantage going into the return fixture on 18 September and was a successive stalemate between Japanese and Chinese teams after Urawa Reds drew at Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil-born striker Elkeson hopes to repay China's 'love and care' by firing team into showpiece event
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson said he wants to fire China to the World Cup after he became the first footballer without Chinese ancestry to be named in the national squad.
Beijing Guoan sack Roger Schmidt despite finishing third in Chinese Super League, bring in former Lyon manager Bruno Genesio
Genesio, the 52-year-old Frenchman, takes charge until the end of the season. He left Ligue 1 club Lyon earlier this year after 12 years at the club, first as an assistant and then head coach
AFC Champions League 2019: Defending champions Kashima Antlers drawn against Guangzhou Evergrande for quarter-finals
Kashima Antlers have drawn Guangzhou Evergrande for the quarter-finals as they aim to become the first Japanese side to win back to back titles
Jose Mourinho ruled out of coaching job for China national team; reports claim Fabio Cannavaro favourite to take over
Jose Mourinho will not be China's new coach, its football association said on Friday, amid widespread reports that Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro is instead poised to take the job.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: China coach Marcelo Lippi aims to add continental title to long managerial CV before ending coaching career
China coach Marcello Lippi has put his players through a tough month of training ahead of the Asian Cup, but the decorated Italian will need to inspire something special if his ageing side are to be serious contenders
Guanghzou Evergrande manager Fabio Cannavaro will attempt to sign 'new faces' after relinquishing CSL title to Shanghai SIPG
Under-fire Guanghzou Evergrande manager Fabio Cannavaro will look for new faces to freshen up his ageing squad, after relinquishing CSL crown for first time in seven years.
La Liga: Paulinho rejoins Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande on loan after just one season with Barcelona
Brazil midfielder Paulinho is leaving Barcelona after one season to rejoin Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, the Spanish champions said on Sunday.
January transfer window: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chased by Guangzhou Evergrande and Beijing Guoan, say reports
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.
La Liga: Barcelona's Paulinho has silenced critics with his performances ahead of his first El Clasico
Paulinho has earned his place in the Barcelona side and has become a crucial part of manager Ernesto Valverde’s system, meaning he is likely to line up against Real Madrid.
Guangzhou Evergrande record 7th straight Chinese Super League title in coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's farewell season
There has been no official announcement on Scolari's future, but Chinese media say the well-travelled coach is expected to depart, with Italian Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel both strongly linked with the post.