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  1. News - China Insider - SOCCER

    Xi Jinping’s Chinese soccer comments met with widespread derision online

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 02:52pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com President Xi Jinping’s comments on Chinese soccer during his Southeast Asian trip were met with rampant mocking from online users who have grown tired of being disappointed by the continuing failures of the national team. “I hope both of our national teams will make it to the World Cup finals in the near future,” Chinese President Xi said in an interview ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1323506/xis-chinese-soccer-comments-met-widespread-derision-online
  2. Sport - China - SOCCER

    China sacked soccer coach Jose Camacho after disastrous reign

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... with then vice-president Xi Jinping, a noted soccer fan, announcing just months before his appointment that he dreamt of a national men's team that could qualify for another World Cup and win it. President Xi's remarks followed a major match-fixing crackdown that put dozens of senior officials, referees and players behind bars. The central government also ordered companies to front up the money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1266908/china-set-sack-national-coach-jose-antonio-camacho-says-cctv-report
  3. Sport - China - SOCCER

    China players accused of corruption after heavy defeat against Thailand

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 01:00pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to Thailand The national soccer team's embarrassing home defeat to Thailand at the weekend has raised questions about the sorry state of the sport in China, which counts President Xi Jinping ... of anger. The fact that Thailand picked a second-string team and it happened on Xi's 60th birthday made it all the more embarrassing. The loss also sparked accusations that the Chinese players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1262784/china-players-accused-corruption-after-heavy-defeat-against-thailand
  4. Sport - China - SOCCER

    American Tom Byer leads Chinese soccer revolution

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 09:10pm by Peter Simpson

    ... the backing of the country's leader. "President Xi Jinping is fully behind this. I know all national leaders say they are into football, but Xi really is. He is a known BGFC fan who has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1380544/american-tom-byer-leads-chinese-soccer-revolution
  5. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Chinese Football Association apologises for humiliating 5-1 defeat

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 10:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... Chinese football. He was tasked to take China's national team to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a noted wish of Chinese President Xi Jinping. But under the 59-year-old Spaniard’s reign, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1268523/chinese-football-association-apologises-humiliating-5-1-defeat
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Eastern Salon eye big return to Hong Kong's top flight

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... for more playing opportunities, along with teammate Manoel Santos. The Brazilian midfielder was the captain of the League XI for the Lunar New Year competition. Eastern have also secured several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1258644/eastern-salon-eye-big-return-hong-kongs-top-flight
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Own goal helps Hong Kong League XI seal third place

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Coach says Lunar New Year Cup victory over Muangthong will be a boost for the game here Own goal helps Hong Kong XI seal third place Hong Kong can hold their own in Asia. That was the cry from players and officials after an own goal from Muangthong United captain Datsakorn Thonglao gifted the Hong Kong League XI victory in the third-place play-off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1149596/own-goal-helps-hong-kong-league-xi-seal-third-place
  8. Comment - Sport - SOCCER

    Time running out for many Asian World Cup hopefuls

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Ardija ended in December. Young talent Tom Rogic is struggling to make the starting XI in Scotland with Celtic and has been linked with a loan move to Japan or back to the A-League in a bid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1408636/time-running-out-many-asian-world-cup-hopefuls
  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Organisers hope to secure Ecuador club for Lunar New Year tournament

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:57pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... of South Korea and the home team League XI. "We have set a budget of HK$6 million to HK$8 million and would be very happy if we could break even," said Pui. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1371253/organisers-hope-secure-ecuador-club-lunar-new-year-tournament
  10. 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

    ... conglomerate IMG Worldwide, which has Beckham on its books. Top officials including the new president and avid football fan Xi Jinping are hoping Beckham's magic dust will fall in bucket loads ... at the end of this month, he will attend matches and visit clubs to help promote the game to children. For an end-of-season finale, he will captain a foreign XI to play a domestic team in November. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1192439/mend-it-beckham-what-will-soccer-superstar-actually-do-chinese-football

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