Club World Cup

Club leaders must show the way

Corinthians' Emerson (left) and Chelsea FC's David Luiz vie for the ball during their final match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama last Sunday. Photo: AP

Apart from referees, soccer's numerous supervisors, superiors, seniors and stalwarts also set standards on the field of play.

Friday, 21 December, 2012, 3:00am

Frank Lampard hints at move to China

Chelsea's midfielder Frank Lampard, center, warms up during a training session for the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama.

Chelsea star Frank Lampard has indicated this season may be his last for the English giants, in comments likely to fuel speculation about a possible move to China.

The England international midfielder, who has been at Chelsea since 2001, has been linked since March with a move to the Chinese Super League and last month Guizhou Renhe confirmed they were in talks with him.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:21am

Chelsea a class above as they stroll into Club World Cup final

Chelsea's Juan Mata celebrates after scoring against Mexico's Monterrey during their Club World Cup semi-final match last night. Photo: Reuters

European champions Chelsea outclassed Mexican side Monterrey 3-1 at the Club World Cup in Japan on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering final clash with Brazilian giants Corinthians.

The English Premier League club dominated large spells of the first half and had the match sewn up shortly into the second - scoring two goals within three minutes of the restart.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:11am

Chelsea power past Monterrey to Club World Cup final

Chelsea's Juan Mata celebrates after scoring against Monterrey at Yokohama Stadium. Photo: EPA

Fernando Torres continued his recent resurgence as Chelsea brushed aside Mexico’s Monterrey 3-1 with a confident display to reach the final of the Club World Cup in Japan on Thursday.

13 Dec 2012 - 8:45pm

Chelsea's Oscar out to make up for 2010 defeat at Club World Cup

Chelsea's Brazilian star Oscar

Chelsea's Brazilian star Oscar says the bitter memory of a shock semi-final defeat at the Club World Cup two years ago makes him even more determined the lift the trophy this year.

13 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Chelsea look to Club World Cup to kickstart season

Chelsea's Fernando Torres arrives at a ground for a training session in Yokohama. Photo: AFP

Spanish striker Fernando Torres says winning the Club World Cup would not make up for the disappointment of Chelsea's embarrassingly early exit from the Champions League.

The English giants, preparing for tomorrow's semi-final in Japan, last week became the first defending champions in Champions League history to crash out at the group stage the following season.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Chelsea back on track ahead of Club World Cup clash, Rafael Benitez says

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez claims his side's confidence could not be any higher as they turn their attention to the Club World Cup in Japan.

The Blues crashed out of the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday and travelled to Sunderland's Stadium of Light on Saturday on the back of their worst domestic run for 18 years.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Trip to Japan could do Chelsea good

Torres goes around FC Nordsjaelland's Danish goalkeeper Jesper Hansen to score during their Champions League match. Photo: AFP

There's nothing like a long-haul flight to concentrate the mind and reflect with cabin-pressurised clarity on what is past is done. The beleaguered Chelsea squad will take full advantage of being suspended amid the troposphere, blissfully detached from all the Premier League and Champion League woes.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Soccer's goal-line technology still to be put to test in competitive match

Fifa called it a "revolution" but without a Geoff Hurst moment, goal-line technology's grand introduction to soccer passed almost unnoticed - and with few clues of success or failure.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Talking points

Leung Chun-ying.

CY Leung speaks at FCC

6 Dec 2012 - 3:51am