Juventus star Gigi Buffon caused controversy when greeting a Chinese fan after the Coppa Italia semi-final 1-1 draw with Milan and joking about the coronavirus. There is video circulating online of Buffon signing autographs in the mixed zone following Thursday’s match at San Siro. “I’m watching you, eh? Corona, eh? Damn, are you from Wuhan?” 

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China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country. The CSL 2020 campaign had been due to kick off on February 22, but was shelved along with “all types of football matches” in order to 

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Former Everton midfielder Li Tie has been appointed the new head coach of China’s national team. The tenacious tackler takes over as the long-term replacement for Marcello Lippi, who quit following a surprise loss to Syria in November in a qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup. The 42-year-old was selected from a three-man short-list 

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Fabio Cannavaro has led Guangzhou Evergrande to their eighth Chinese Super League (CSL) title, a month after the Italian coach was publicly lambasted by the club for his “weak ability to rectify mistakes”. With the championship going down to the final day of the season, Beijing Guoan needed to defeat Shandong Luneng at home and 

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Marcello Lippi was accused Friday of neglect and delivering “a slap in the face” amid grumblings that China’s coach is not doing enough to justify one of the highest salaries in football management. Former Everton midfielder Li Tie will temporarily take charge of China’s national team at an East Asian championships next month in South 

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Fabio Cannavaro’s two-year reign as Guangzhou Evergrande coach appears to be all but over after captain Zheng Zhi took temporary charge of the Chinese Super League leaders on Monday. The club made the announcement following a 2-2 home draw on Sunday against mid-table Henan Jianye, cutting Guangzhou’s lead at the top of the CSL to 

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China made a winning start in Group A of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, outclassing the Maldives to claim a 5-0 victory at the National Stadium on Tuesday. Brazilian-born Elkeson became the first player without Chinese ancestry to ever play for the national team, 

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Earlier this year, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recorded a short video to express his best wishes and thankfulness toward Chinese Arsenal fans who established a primary school in an underdeveloped area and named it after him.  “It is a great honor for me to give my name to your school, for the charity of 

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Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has been fined by Shanghai Shenhua for publishing selfie photos and selfie videos in his social media accounts without permission. Doesn’t sound like a crime. But he was supposed to be undergoing an injury recovery and uploading selfies in social media accounts breaches the rules of the club. Ighalo finished as 

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