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Wang Jianlin Hopes to Narrow China’s Football Gap As He Buys Stake in Atletico Madrid

The announcement of Dalian Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin's purchase of a 20-percent stake in Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid on Wednesday comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed the business dealings of the 60-year-old over the years. In fact, the question might be what took him so long?

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China Impresses at Asian Cup, Turn Around in Football Fortunes Could be Around the Corner

It wasn't the way that China's men's national team wanted to exit the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but a 2-0 defeat in the quarterfinals to host Australia eliminated them from the tournament and they will now head back home. Despite the setback, this is a team that supporters in Australia and back in the Middle Kingdom can certainly be proud of as they look ahead to the qualification process for the 2018 World Cup.

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Lionel Messi to Compete in Hong Kong

In the midst of all the rumors that came to light earlier about Lionel Messi leaving the Argentinian National Football team, “La Albiceleste” has confirmed a friendly match that will take it all the way to the Asian continent. This match against Hong Kong will take place on October 14th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Football Association. In Argentina tickets are already for sale for those who would like to accompany their team for the excursion.

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Police Probes Match-fixing in Chinese Football

Yangtze Evening News, a Nanjing-based newspaper under Xinhua, reported yesterday that at least 10 referees are involved in a match-fixing investigation in Chinese football.

"From the information gathered, at least 10 referees are involved in the investigation. Some of these suspected 'black whistles' are well-held names in Chinese football, and at least five of them enjoy a respectable status in the footballing circle. The games they have officiated are across the Chinese Super League, China League One and Yi League" the paper reported.

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Suffering From World Cup Fever? A Fake Sick Note Is Just A Click Away

The 2014 FIFA World Cup got underway in the early hours of Friday in China and no doubt many of those who stayed up to watch the opening match are feeling exhausted as they headed into work.

But fear not friends. There is a solution!

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The 2014 World Cup: Which Team Got The Most Chinese Supporters on Weibo?

Sina Weibo, arguably China’s most popular social networking service, recently launched a World Cup page for its users.

An interesting function Weibo introduced is it allows users to place a national flag of any team competing in Brazil (China included too) next to his or her Weibo handle. The service has been quite popular amongst football fans on the platform.

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Jack Ma And Xu Jiayin Become Megapowers of Chinese Football As Alibaba Buys 50 Percent Stake In Evergrande

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is no expert on football, but the extreprenuer knows a good investment when he sees it as his company sealed a $192 million deal to claim 50 percent of Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande. The deal was announced by Ma and Evergrande boss Xu Jiayin on Thursday in Guangzhou

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China’s Grassroots Football Development Gets Intensive In Beijing West

Party newspaper Beijing Daily reports that some 23 thousand students in Beijing's Yanqing county will all play football at school.

The county's education committee and sports bureau jointly issued a plan this week to promote school football project in the region. According to the plan, all students in elementary schools in Yanqing will be given a football and every class in senior high schools will receive theirs.

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Samuel Eto’o In Guangzhou Evergrande’s Sights?

News is spreading around the Internet that Cameroon international and Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande are on the verge of agreeing to a contract which will bring the striker to the reigning champions after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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Hangzhou Greentown Linked With Billionaire Takeover

ENN Weekly broke news yesterday that an ownership reshuffle is currently underway at Greentown China, which owns Hangzhou Greentown football club in the Chinese Super League . And billionaire Jack Ma, main founder of the Alibaba Group, is said to be interested in taking over Greentown's football, education and hospital businesses.

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