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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China Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande pulled off a feat that is very rare in football. The Guangdong Province based club have become the first team in China (probably Asia as well) to win the first division title after promotion from the second division. Looking back in football history German Bundesliga club FC Kaiserslautern seem to be the only other club to pull this off back in 1998.
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 set between July 17 to 26, and will visit Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, with opponents yet to be announced.
Too bad that they won’t play in the Mainland. But worry not, four EPL teams – Man Utd, Chelsea, Hull City and West Ham United – will come to play for the capital city’s International Football Festival, which will be peaked by an Italian Super Cup match on August 8. Everything sounds so good right now for this football festival, it’s just there’s not many people playing the game.
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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 National Fitness Day. Before that, Manchester United, the world champion club, will come to play Beijing Guo'an in July as part of the club's Asian tour, with date still undecided. It's reported that Man Utd will also travel to Shandong Province for a friendly with Shandong Luneng, the CSL defending champion.