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Scolari named Guangzhou Evergrande boss


Ronaldo to open 30 football schools in China to aid development

Ronaldo retired from the game in 2011.

Brazil legend Ronaldo is set to open 30 football schools in China in a bid to help develop the sport in Asia.

Ronaldo, 39, won two World Cups with Brazil and starred for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan during a stellar playing career. Now, he is an ambassador for the global game and, with the Chinese Super League bringing in the likes of Robinho and Diego Tardelli, the former striker believes that he can help.

"Besides business factor, the major reason for me to open football...

Chinese Super League spending plans threatened by stock market decline

Brazil international Robinho will link up with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at Guangzhou Evergrande.

Just when the spending power of the Chinese Super League looked set to make it a major player in football's transfer market, the country's recent economic stumbles have put a hold on its ambitions.

In recent weeks, Chinese teams have spent ever-increasing amounts to import stars such as Senegal striker Demba Ba, who has joined Shanghai Shenhua, and Brazilian internationals Paulinho and Robinho, who will reunite with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at Guangzhou Evergrande.

China was emerging as a genuine...

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Xizhe Zhang leaves Wolfsburg for Beijing Guoan

Xizhe Zhang returns to Beijing Guoan after just six months.

Wolfsburg have allowed Chinese midfielder Xizhe Zhang to return home and join his former club Beijing Guoan.

Zhang, 24, was signed by the Wolves only six months ago and appeared set to become only the fourth Chinese player to appear in the Bundesliga.

They had high hopes of him becoming a key member of their squad, but after only a few appearances on the bench, he requested a move back home having failed to make an appearance.

"I'd like to thank Wolfsburg for allowing me to return home,'' Zhang...

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Tiny Guam shock India to record second successive WC Qualifier win

Guam scored a second successive win in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers defeating visitors India 2-1 on Tuesday.

Guam, Asia's smallest football nation, have sprung yet another surprise in Group D of the AFC World Cup qualifiers by defeating visitors India 2-1 on Tuesday to follow last week's historic 1-0 win against Turkmenistan.

Defenders Brandon McDonald and James Nicklaw scored in the 38th and 62nd minutes respectively for Gary White's side, who now top their group with six points from two games.

Guam -- a United States territory in the north Pacific Ocean --- sit 174th in the FIFA Ranking and have a population...

Luiz Felipe Scolari named Guangzhou Evergrande boss

Former Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has taken over at Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande as the latest in a parade of top managers attracted to the big-spending club.

The 65-year-old, who signed a two-and-a-half year contract, assumes the mantle from Italy's former World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro and said he planned to maintain the team's winning traditions while tweaking its game where necessary.

"We don't have any pressure at all although the Italian coaches had achieved...