2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
2-1-1, 2nd in FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC
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48dReuters

China to host 24-team Club World Cup in 2021

China will host the Club World Cup in its new expanded format in 2021, FIFA announced following a council meeting in Shanghai on Thursday.

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91dAssociated Press

Hong Kong fans turn back on Chinese anthem

Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier.

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110d

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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259dJohn 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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270dReuters

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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320dReuters

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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328dJohn 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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332dDebayan 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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1yReuters

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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2ySean 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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2yIan 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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2yAssociated 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.

RankingsFIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Goal Difference11
Goals Scored13
Assists0
Goals Conceded2