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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.