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FIFA open to China 2030 World Cup bid

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Wednesday he would welcome a Chinese bid to stage the 2030 World Cup after the country was named to host the Asian Cup in 2023.

Asian Cup

China racing against time to put up good show at 2023 Asian Cup on home soil

Winning the right to stage the 2023 Asian Cup was the easy bit for China, now the hard part: cobbling together a football team that does not embarrass the hosts.

Asian Cup

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.


England-born Arsenal product to become first ever naturalised China player

China have selected England-born Arsenal academy product Nico Yennaris as their first naturalised player.

World Cup

'World Cup dreams' - Lippi back as China coach, four months after leaving

Marcello Lippi was back as coach of China on Friday, four months after the World Cup winner quit and following a failed stint by fellow Italian Fabio Cannavaro.

Asian Cup

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.

WC Qual. Asia

Cannavaro resigns as China coach after just two games!

Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro on Sunday said that he was quitting as coach of China after just two matches in charge, both 1-0 home defeats.


Bayern Munich to face China in May

An end-of-season game between China's national team and Bayern Munich has been agreed, with the fixture to be staged in Beijing.

Asian Cup

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.

China Cup

Cannavaro's loses first match as China manager to Thailand

China lost to Thailand in the first game under Fabio Cannavaro, who was controversially named head coach last week.

Chinese Super League

Critics round on Cannavaro over China role amid 'public uproar'

Fabio Cannavaro's first task as China coach may be to win over a sceptical public after his appointment was met with criticism and even anger.

Cannavaro replaces Lippi as China coach

China have turned to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao boss Fabio Cannavaro to lead the national team.

China Cup

Italian legend Cannavaro new China manager

Italian World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was named coach of China on Friday, spearheading the ambitious country's attempts to become a footballing force at last. 

Asian Cup

Mourinho ruled out of China job with Cannavaro poised

Jose Mourinho will not be China's new coach, its football association said on Friday, amid widespread reports that Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro is instead poised to take the job.

Asian Cup

Lippi demands 'more focus' from China ahead of quarter-final

Marcello Lippi said China need to learn how to focus for an entire game ahead of their crunch Asian Cup quarter-final with Iran, the biggest -- and possibly last -- game of his tenure.

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