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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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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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Takeaways from Stanojevic’s Sacking Saga at Beijing Guoan

The news came yesterday that Beijing Guoan, the capital side in Chinese Super League, have been brewing to sack manager Aleksandar Stanojević. It was a shocking decision because the club just extended the Serbian trainer's contract by another two years on September 18, exactly three months ago.

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The ongoing football corruption trials should give Chinese football an opportunity to make real reforms in the game

The trials of former Chinese Football Association heads Xie Yalong and Nan Yong got underway in separate venues in Liaoning Province along with the trials of four former players with the now-defunct Shanghai International football club (and any other name that it had previously) for bribery.

The trials are the latest in a series of cases that have gone on this year in which former CFA officials, referees and one sports company were convicted and handed severe punishments for their crimes.

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In the Dark with Happenings at Guangzhou Evergrande

The football club that every follower of the Chinese Super League loves to hate (at least outside of Guangzhou), Guangzhou Evergrande, has been making the rounds in the media over the past month with rumors of signings and especially the supposed hiring of a new manager to replace their current one. However, there has been no confirmation nor denial on any of the moves that have been reported on various sites.

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Size (Now?) Matters in Chinese Football

According to Yangtze Evening News, a Nanjing paper, penis size is now a barometer in selecting young players at Tianjin Locomotive Football Club. Looking at a boy's penis size and shape can give you an idea of his hormone level, revealed a senior staffer of the club. Boys with short, thick genitals and tight scrotum are good for football playing. 囧

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China May Juguo Its Professional Football League, Well, Not That Professional

Beijing Youth Daily (北京青年报) yesterday published an impressive article about the future of China's professional football league. The General Administration of Sport of China (GASC) and the Chinese Football Association (CFA) are currently considering taking back the ownership of football clubs from companies to local sports bureaus, a move clearly trying to put Chinese football under its controversial juguo or whole-nation sports regime.

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