Jose Antonio Camacho

China's former national soccer coach Camacho leaves in disgrace

Jose Antonio Camacho seeing at the Beijing International Airport on Tuesday. Photo: Screenshot from Sina Weibo.

Chinese national soccer team coach Jose Antonio Camacho left China quietly on Tuesday, after being sacked following a devastating loss to Thailand.

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013, 5:46pm

China players accused of corruption after heavy defeat against Thailand

China's head coach Jose Antonio Camacho. Photo: Xinhua

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 as one of its most passionate fans.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Relief for Jose Antonio Camacho as China edge past Iraq in Asian Cup qualifier

Jose Antonio Camacho, the new coach of the Chinese national soccer team. Photo: Xinhua

Jose Antonio Camacho was left breathing a huge sigh of relief as Yu Dabao's goal three minutes into injury time secured China a narrow 1-0 victory over 10-man Iraq to kick-start the country's attempt to qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:41am

Jose Antonio Camacho takes China into crunch Asian Cup tie with Iraq

Jose Antonio Camacho has said he will not resign should China suffer their second straight defeat of the qualifying campaign. Photo: Xinhua

The pressure is mounting on China coach Jose Antonio Camacho, with defeat against Iraq at Changsha's Helong Sports Centre tonight in the qualifying rounds of the AFC Asian Cup likely to spell the end of the Spaniard's 19-month reign at the helm of the national side.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:15am

Pressure mounts on Camacho after China defeat

Coach Camacho

Jose Antonio Camacho has come under increasing pressure after China crashed out of World Cup qualifying and lost four friendlies since June last year, including an 8-0 drubbing by Brazil. They won just once.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

World Cup hopes all but over for another four years

It's another huge disappointment for China's long-suffering soccer fans, but this time around an expensively hired foreign coach will not, it appears, get the bullet for the team's almost certain elimination from the World Cup at the qualifying stage.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Camacho: China will raise game against Iraq

China are ready to step up their challenge in World Cup Asian zone qualifying when they take on Iraq tonight in Shenzhen, national coach Jose Antonio Camacho says.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Camacho backed for long haul

The future of China team manager Jose Antonio Camacho would not be affected by the team's results in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, a senior Chinese Football Association official said yesterday.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Camacho off to a winning start as China team boss

Jose Antonio Camacho could not have expected the start to his tenure with the China national team to have been so nerve wracking, but in the end the Spaniard was left relieved as his side overcame Singapore to make a winning start to the third round of Asia's World Cup qualifying tournament.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Singapore provide Camacho's first test as China coach

Less than three weeks into his new job, Jose Antonio Camacho faces his first test as head coach of China's national team when the third round of Asia's qualifying tournament for the 2014 World Cup kicks off.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am