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Lippi returns as China coach

Marcello Lippi says he will quit for a second time if he fails to guide ambitious China to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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China to host 2023 Asian Cup after Korea withdraw bid

South Korea have abandoned their bid to stage football's Asian Cup in 2023, authorities said, leaving the sole other bidders China with a free run to become hosts.

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Belgian Wilmots to coach Iran

Former Ivory Coast and Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has arrived in Tehran and is set to sign a three-year deal as national coach, state news agency IRNA reported.

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Asian football chief skips re-election over mother's death

Asia's football chief and FIFA's second-in-command Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa skipped his re-election to a fresh four year term on Saturday after the death of his mother.

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Cannavaro future in doubt after just 10 days in China

Fabio Cannavaro's short reign as China coach could already be over after the hosts were beaten for the second time in five days on Monday and again failed to score.

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