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Welcome to China

Since the Chinese Super League started allowing naturalized players at the beginning of this season there have been a number of players who have taken advantage of becoming Chinese. The first of them, Norway-born John Hou Saeter (Hou Yongyong) and former England youth teamer Nico Yennaris (Li Ke) at Beijing Guoan, more have followed.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/7/4 19:33:40

Lampard returns to Chelsea as manager after impressive Derby audition

Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager on Thursday, as owner Roman Abramovich turned to a familiar face rather than an experienced hand to replace Maurizio Sarri and lead the club into a new era.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/7/4 19:23:40

River opens stadium to homeless

Argentine soccer club River Plate opened the doors of its Monumental stadium on Wednesday to give shelter to people living on the streets, as temperatures fell during the Southern Hemisphere winter and a biting economic recession exacerbates poverty in the South American country.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/7/4 19:18:40

Pulisic leads US to Gold Cup final

Christian Pulisic scored twice as the US defeated Jamaica 3-1 to reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup final after a weather-­disrupted semifinal on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/4 19:13:41

Peru stun Chile 3-0 in Copa America semifinals

Peru stunned defending champions Chile 3-0 to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time in 44 years on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/4 19:08:41

England's heartbreak at WC attracts 11.7m viewers

England's dramatic women's World Cup semifinal defeat to the United States was the most watched television event of the year so far in the United Kingdom, attracting a peak audience of 11.7 million.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/3 19:13:41

The sports drive

Located 240 kilometers northwest of China's capital Beijing, Chongli, a district under Zhangjiakou in North China's Hebei Province, is developing fast on the wings of sports.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/7/3 19:01:07

Benitez ready to create 'something great' in China

Rafael Benitez admits he faces a stiff challenge in China but hopes to "create something great" at Dalian Yifang, where he can rely on the deep pockets of the club's owner, huge Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/3 18:13:41

Swiss international Isamaili's body found in Lake Como

Switzerland women's international Florijana Ismaili has been confirmed dead following a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy, the Swiss soccer federation said Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/7/3 18:13:41

Jesus, Firmino send Brazil into Copa final

Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino scored the goals as Brazil beat arch-rivals Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday to qualify for the Copa America final.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/3 18:13:40

Messi vows to play on after latest heartache

Lionel Messi vowed to extend his international career after yet another bid to win a major title with Argentina ended in failure at the Copa America on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/3 18:03:41

Benitez takes reins of Chinese club

Former Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been appointed as head coach of Chinese Super League (CSL) club Dalian Yifang, a move that shows the team's determination to once again become a major soccer powerhouse in China.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/7/2 19:47:03

Asian champions Kashima face Guangzhou in quarters

Defending Asian champions Kashima Antlers face a tough showdown in the AFC Champions League quarterfinals after being drawn Tuesday against Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande, two-time winners of the competition.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/2 19:23:43

2020 Copa America final confirmed in Colombia, opener in Argentina

South American soccer's governing body CONMEBOL confirmed Monday that joint-host Colombia will be the venue of the 2020 Copa America final and revealed the opening match will be played in Argentina.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/2 19:18:41

Senegal advance to last 16

Senegal's top player Sadio Mane had a penalty saved but later scored his first two goals at this year's Africa Cup of ­Nations as they beat Kenya 3-0 to reach the last 16 on Monday.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/7/2 19:18:40

Naturalized players dominate talks as Chinese Super League ends half season

The Chinese Super League (CSL) ended its half season on Sunday with Beijing Sinobo Guoan the league leaders, but what dominated discussions between fans are the naturalized players in the league.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/7/1 19:26:38

Godin joins Inter Milan

Inter Milan said Monday they had signed former Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin on a three-year deal.
Soure:Agencies: 2019/7/1 18:03:40

Spain beat Germany to claim Euro u-21 title

Spain dominated holders Germany 2-1 to win the European under-21 championship title for a record-equalling fifth time in Udine on Sunday as Fabian Ruiz and Dani Olmo scored in either half.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/1 18:03:39