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  1. Sport - China - SOCCER

    AFC Champions League to kick off amid high expectations

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 02:21am by Michael Church

    ... Seoul to win the title on the away goals rule, the largest television audience for a sports event in China for 2013, surpassing Li Na's run to the final of the Australian Open. Money is also flowing into clubs across the nation, reflecting the country's growing economy and the desire of many wealthy businessmen to curry favour with a political elite that sees sport- ...

  2. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Guangzhou set up Club World Cup semi-final against mighty Bayern Munich

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 02:32pm

    ... in February 2012 and political instability. "The players have been working for 12 consecutive months, they haven’t had a holiday in that time, we’ve played more than 60 games so this is a great ... and the trips are very long in China, five or six hours each time. "We won the championship, the Asian Champions League and we got to the Chinese Cup final... it never stops." Lippi’s side, ...

  3. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Mend it like Beckham: but what will soccer superstar actually do for Chinese football?

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... to overhaul China's wretched soccer scene- but what exactly is he going to do and what is it hoped he will achieve? The former Manchester United and England stalwart, who recently signed with Paris Saint-Germain from Los Angeles Galaxy, has been appointed China's Global Ambassador for Football. His "history-making" role is to spearhead an image makeover that would make ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Thai, Bahraini FA chiefs seek AFC leadership

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... denies the allegations. It is currently headed by caretaker leader Zhang Jilong of China, who is considered the front-runner to win the post. Worawi did not answer calls seeking comment. An AFC ... corruption by bin Hammam when he was its chief. Bin Hammam has denied wrongdoing in the Fifa presidential challenge and claims to be the victim of a politically motivated campaign to ruin him. He ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    AFC plans presidential vote after Hammam affair

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 09:29am by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... the suspension of its president over bribery claims. China’s Zhang Jilong, who has been interim president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since Mohamed bin Hammam’s ban from football activities ... to reveal the source of a leaked internal audit of the football body. Meanwhile bin Hammam, who has always maintained that the bribery charges were politically motivated, has also tried to fight his ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Head coach Ernie Merrick resigns after nine months on the job

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Scot Ernie Merrick apparently falls foul of HKFA internal politics and follows the departure of first CEO Gordon McKie in May HK coach resigns after nine ... Australian A-League coach, threw in the towel less than nine months into the job after apparently falling foul of internal HKFA politics. The tipping point came last week after Hong Kong lost 3-0 ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Ernie Merrick fires back at his critics in wake of Hong Kong's defeat by Malaysia

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Merrick in an e-mail sent to the South China Morning Post. "When he [Ng] criticises the performance of the HKFA staff, plans, structures, programmes and team results, does he accept any ... was deep, with internal politics a huge impediment. "I need to explain the complexity of the working environment that I have to operate [in] within the HKFA," Merrick said. "I am ...



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