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Zheng Zhi to Play for The Celtic

September 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Football

Things didn’t go as expected for the Chinese midfielder, but a summer’s tough wait looks worthwhile. From Celtic FC: Celtics have been granted a Governing Body Endorsement by the SFA for Zheng Zhi following a hearing today. This allows the procedures to be completed to grant the player formal entry to the UK. “Zheng Zhi [...]

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EPL’s back for free in China (Update3)

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Business, Football, Sports Media

So the boycott worked. A few days to the kick-off of this season’s English Premier League, we’ve got some good news for football fans in China. Looks like WinTV, the Guangdong-based pay-sports channel, is looking to sell broadcasting rights to as many local TV stations as possible, as keeping it will neither do no good to [...]

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How China’s Transfer Rules Made Footballers Untransferable

June 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Football, Sports Regime

I was overly optimistic towards the future of Chinese football players. Though this year saw a few of them found jobs outside the country, almost all footballers still find their rights trampled by the country’s backward transfer rules. As the transfer window reopened by Chinese FA on June 25, 121 players from 29 football clubs [...]

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Zheng Zhi to Play in The Premiership?

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Football

According to Gao Qi, Zheng’s agent, the out-of-contract Chinese midfielder is to move to a Premiership club, with details of a new contract to be worked out by the end of June. “My contract with Charlton has already finished, and I should move to another club next season. Hope that I can get back to [...]

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Pirelli Signs Three-year Sponsorship Deal with Chinese Super League

March 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Business, Football

Italian tyre maker Pirelli becomes the new CSL title sponsor this Friday after signing a three-year sponsorship deal with Chinese Football Association. “We’re satisfied with Pirelli’s offer and their brand will help boost CSL’s image,” said Zhang Lu, vice president of Beijing Guo’an club, who helped facilitate the deal. The deal was reportedly worth 5 [...]

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AFC Champions League: Beijing Guo’an back to Workers Stadium with a victory

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Football

In Group E, Beijing Guo’an came back to the Workers Stadium(北京工人体育场) after two years playing at Fengtai Sports Center with a 2:0 victory over Newcastle Jets. Ryan Griffiths’ early goal at 6 minutes made the 41,895 chanting fans at Gongti almost crazy. Joel Griffith, Ryan’s brother, who’s on loan at Guo’an from the Australian opponent, [...]

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After 15 years, China Soccer Ceases Publishing

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Football, Sports Media

Another death penalty for Chinese football newspapers. China Soccer (中国足球报), a football news weekly jointly published by China Sports Publications Corporation (中国体育报业总社) and Chinese Football Association, fronted on its 872 issue last Tuesday that reads: To adapt a new economic climate, we are to restructure our product. During the restructuring, China Soccer will temporarily cease publishing [...]

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Liverpool FC to Visit Hong Kong in July

March 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Business, Football

Ian Ayre, commercial director of Liverpool FC and a candidate of the club’s next chief executive, told media recently about their Asian tour plan. “If you are going to build a business overseas a key part is to allow people to touch and feel the product on a regular basis,” said Mr.Ayre. The Reds’ Asian tour has been [...]

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Beijing to Stage International Football Festival This Summer

February 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Football, Government

Good news for football fans in Beijing! The capital city will stage an International Football Festival this summer, with a number of big team names included, according to Beijing Municipal Football Administrative Center. China Sports Review previously told you that the Italian Super Cup will be played in Beijing on August 8th, China’s first ever [...]

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Bird’s Nest to Host Italian Super Cup

February 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Business, Football, Government

The Lega Calcio, the governing body of Italian professional football leagues, signed a deal with Beijing Football Association on Feb.16 to have the 2009 Italian Super Cup played at China’s National Stadium, or Bird’s Nest, in Beijing on August 8.  The Italian Super Cup, or Supercoppa Italiana, is a season-opening match between the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia in the previous [...]

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