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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong international Yapp Hung-fai denied chance to play with CSL club

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... ruling' keeps Yapp out of CSL Hong Kong officials will seek clarification from their mainland counterparts after South China goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai was refused a playing opportunity, despite other Hong Kong players being classified as "locals". In a strange ruling, Yapp has been denied registration as a "local" player in the China Super League (CSL) because ...

  2. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Chinese Super League switches gear to nurture home-grown talent

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... talent. And pundits say the Chinese Super League (CSL), which gets under way today, looks set finally to make its mark on the international stage and end China's 23-year wait ... both left Shanghai Shenhua in January. Last year's hype reached its apex when David Beckham was seriously tipped for the CSL. Beckham will appear this year- but only as a paid ...

  3. Sport - China

    Marketing expert says soccer a hard sell in China

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:00pm by SIMON AUSTIN

    ... visit was a huge success, the Chinese Super League (CSL) and national team are not proving so attractive. "We don't think it's a very good time to get involved in the CSL ...

  4. Sport - China - SOCCER

    China's football image – mend it like Beckham

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... shattered image may be too big a challenge even for him. Officials have confirmed the superstar will make a highly anticipated tour of China “in which he will be appointed the CSL’s (Chinese Super ... money? You have come to the right place. You could spend half a lifetime disgracing yourself, handsome guy.” A CSL source told the official Xinhua news agency on Thursday it was “almost certain” ...

  5. Sport - China

    David Beckham set to rebuild Chinese Super League's tainted image at home

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... will be appointed the CSL's (Chinese Super League's) ambassador", the China Daily said. The Chinese Football Association is not expected to confirm the trip until next week, but sports fans ... by the CFA. Even if Beckham comes, what exactly is he going to do?," said one poster on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter. "Chinese football's prospects are bleak." A CSL ...

  6. Sport - China - SOCCER

    AFC Champions League to kick off amid high expectations

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

    ... to the squad that were eliminated in the opening round last year. The club most likely to challenge Guangzhou's authority- both domestically and, potentially, on the continental stage- are CSL ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Soccer diplomacy is a win-win for EPL and China

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 09:45pm by Peter Simpson

    ... the past two decades and there is clearly plenty more to be won over. Scudamore signed an agreement in Beijing with the Chinese Super League (CSL) and Chinese Football Association (CFA) to operate programmes to promote the development of the game in China, including Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua. In return, the CSL will provide support and advice in the promotion and marketing of the EPL, ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong

    Rejected keeper Yapp still dreams of playing abroad

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Yapp still dreams of playing abroad Goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai put the drama of his aborted move to the China Super League behind him yesterday and looked forward to exploring other overseas playing opportunities. Yapp, arguably the best home-grown goalkeeper of recent years, had attracted the attention of CSL club Guizhou Renhe, who offered him ...

  9. Sport - China - SOCCER

    China paying out millions to find a winning coach

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 11:37am by AFP

    ... in the balance. Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi is the favourite to succeed the Spaniard in the long term, but his current employers- Chinese Super League (CSL) side Guangzhou Evergrande- ... former national coach Radomir Antic, who has also led both Real Madrid and Barcelona and is the current boss of CSL side Shandong Luneng, and Dragan Okuka, who coaches Jiangsu Sainty. But despite ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Mainland soccer optimistic despite scandals and Drogba's exit

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... stars and emerging talent. And pundits say the Chinese Super League (CSL), which gets underway on Friday, looks set finally to make its mark on the international stage and end China’s 23-year ... season. However, both left Shanghai Shenhua in January. Last year’s hype reached its apex when David Beckham was seriously tipped for the CSL. Beckham will appear this year – but only as a paid ...




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