Ji Xiang opened the scoring after seven minutes, and Zhang Xizhe sealed China’s first win since Marcello Lippi resigned as head coach in November from the penalty spot with 19 minutes remaining
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: China head coach Marcello Lippi quits after defeat to Syria in crucial clash
A clearly infuriated Lippi, the 71-year-old Italian World Cup winner, made a brief but angry appearance in front of the media after the 2-1 defeat on Thursday in Dubai.
China coach Marcello Lippi accused of 'slap in face' by national media over decision to miss EAFF E-1 Football Championship
Marcello Lippi was accused of neglect and delivering 'a slap in the face' amid grumblings that China's coach is not doing enough to justify one of the highest salaries in football management.
The 72-year-old Hiddink was appointed as head of the Olympic team last September, joining veteran Italian coach Marcello Lippi in taking a major role in China's aggressive push to finally become a force in international football.
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: From Almoez Ali's spectacular crowning moment to flying footwear, key moments from tournament
Defining moments from the Asian Cup, which ended with Qatar's 3-1 victory over Japan late on Friday:
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Ashkan Dejagah score as title-favourites Iran dispatch Oman to enter quarters
Beanpole goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand saved from the spot before goals from Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Ashkan Dejagah in Abu Dhabi sent Iran through to face China
AFC Asian Cup 2019: South Korea, China continue perfect starts to enter last-16; Australia clinch vital win over Palestine
South Korea and China ensured their places in the Asian Cup last 16 on Friday after continuing their perfect starts, as Australia reignited their title defence with a vital win over Palestine.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: China's star striker Wu Lei fires brilliant double to help Marcello Lippi's team beat Philippines
Sour Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson scrapped dinner plans with old foe Marcello Lippi after China thrashed his Philippines side 3-0 on Friday to reach the last 16 of the Asian Cup.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Yu Dabao scores second-half winner as China narrowly avoid dropping points against minnows Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz goalkeeper Pavel Matiash committed a howler when he palmed the ball into his own net shortly after half-time before Beijing Guoan forward Yu Dabao grabbed the winner
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
International friendlies: Sunil Chhetri-less India suffer defeat to Jordan despite improved second-half performance
India went down 1-2 to Jordan in an international football friendly on Saturday, an improved second-half performance failing to salvage a draw for the visitors.
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.
Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu shines as gritty India secure goalless draw against China in international friendly
A gritty India thwarted a wave of Chinese onslaughts to play out a remarkable goalless draw in an international football friendly played for the first time after 21 years between the two countries on Saturday.
China national football team coach Marcello Lippi says team cannot afford to take India lightly ahead of friendly in Suzhou
Former World Cup-winning coach Marcelo Lippi acknowledged India's rapid rise in the recent FIFA rankings and said China cannot afford to take the visitors lightly in the historic friendly to be played at the iconic Suzhou Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
India might be touted as underdogs in the much-anticipated football friendly against China on Saturday, but national coach Stephen Constantine is confident of giving a good fight to their higher-ranked opponents.
China and India, football's biggest minnows, set to clash in friendly; pressure on Marcello Lippi after team's poor run
China and India together account for more than a third of the world's population, but in football terms they are minnows often beaten by countries a fraction of their size.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Chinese Football Association hire former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink as U-21 football coach
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Guus Hiddink has been hired by the Chinese FA to coach the U-21 team with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics of 2020.
China coach Marcello Lippi said on Wednesday that nothing compares to lifting the World Cup as Italy coach in 2006
Gianluigi Buffon returned to training with Juventus on Wednesday after nearly two months out injured.