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Lippi joy as China fight back to reach Asia's last eight

Coach Marcello Lippi hailed China's fightback on Sunday after they staged a second-half revival to beat Thailand 2-1 and reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals.

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China destroyed by effervescent Son

An sparkling performance by Son Heung-min inspired South Korea to a 2-0 victory over China on Wednesday to finish top of their Asian Cup group.

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Sven cancels dinner as China beat 'street dogs' 3-0 at Asian Cup

Sour Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson scrapped dinner plans with old foe Marcello Lippi after China thrashed his Philippines side 3-0 on Friday to reach the last 16 of the Asian Cup.

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Asia Cup favourites: Iran triumph while China, Korea stumble

Mehdi Taremi scored twice as Iran battered Yemen 5-0 in the war-torn country's Asian Cup debut on Monday to fire an ominous warning to their title rivals.

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Lippi says China facing striker crisis

Marcello Lippi said an influx of foreign forwards had decimated China's striking stocks and could damage their Asian Cup campaign after an unconvincing start in the United Arab Emirates.

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China saved by goalie howler in narrow win over Kyrgyzstan

A spectacular goalkeeping blunder helped Marcello Lippi's China avoid a humiliating defeat as they came from behind to narrowly beat minnows Kyrgyzstan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Monday.

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China v Kyrgyzstan - Preview

China's 2019 Asian Cup campaign could be the last challenge of a glittering coaching career for Marcello Lippi.

Asian Cup

Lippi needs miracle to inspire China to Asia Cup glory

China coach Marcello Lippi has put his players through a tough month of training ahead of the Asian Cup, but the decorated Italian will need to inspire something special if his ageing side are to be serious contenders.

International Friendly

China mourns death of former women's World Cup star at 43

Football communities in the US and China were on Monday mourning the death of former Chinese international Zhang Ouying who had been fighting cancer. She was 43.

Chinese players subjected to 'thought education'

Chinese national squads and a top league team have packed young footballers off to military camps for drills and Marxist-style "thought education" as a campaign to promote Communist Party values spreads even into the sporting world.

International Friendly

China held by Palestine, adding to Lippi's woe

Marcello Lippi will face fresh scrutiny after his insipid China side were held to a stale 1-1 home draw by 99th-ranked Palestine in a friendly on Tuesday.

International Friendly

Lippi to leave China's national team after Asian Cup

China's veteran head coach Marcello Lippi will not renew his contract with the national football team after it expires in January, state media reported.

Asian Cup

China face India in Shanghai

China and India together account for more than a third of the world's population, but in football terms they are minnows often beaten by countries a fraction of their size.

Football spreading to children across China

China is rolling out football programmes across 10,000 kindergartens in a fresh effort to popularise the beautiful game in the world's most populous country, which is still struggling to produce world-class players.

Belgian raids reminder match fixing could happen anywhere

The anti-fraud operation that shook Belgian football on Wednesday is a reminder that the manipulation of matches, linked to betting or not, spares no country.

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