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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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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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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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Purge Exposes Rotten Underbelly of Chinese Sport

When Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger visited Beijing last summer, there was one question in his mind. At a press conference, he asked the moderator, Huang Jianxiang, a well-known local football commentator, why China, with so many people, lacked a first-rate football team.

The question was laughed off by the commentator, who replied that it was because “We never had a coach like you.”

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The Man Beijing Guoan Should Thank the Most

Beijing Guo'an FC (北京国安) ends their 16-year title wait today by winning 4-0 against Hangzhou Greentown (杭州绿城) in Chinese Super League. October 30th is no doubt the biggest day in the capital club's history, but one man's name becomes a taboo in their post-match celebration: Lee Jang-Soo (李章洙), the club's former South Korean head coach.

From a fan's view, Mr.Lee simply transformed the way Guo'an played since he took the hot seat by the end of 2006. The players, albeit some of them considered young in Chinese football, looked more confident than ever on the pitch under Lee's coaching, especially in their away games. The South Korean toughened up the team with new blood like Huang Bowen, Yang Hao, Zhang Xinxin and Zhu Yifan, just to name a few. Huang, Yang and Zhang all capped for Chinese national team since this year.

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Chinese Football Matches Postponed by H1N1 Virus

Eight players from Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan have been diagnosed with Influenza A/H1N1, the Chongqing Heath Bureau (CHB) said on Thursday.

The club reported to the CFA again after all eight cases had been confirmed and requested their match next Wednesday to be called off. And Chen said they are still waiting for the reply from the CFA .

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How China’s Transfer Rules Made Footballers Untransferable

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 have been transfer listed and 13 others are listed as available for loan. A majority of them, if not all, are fringe players who haven't played first-team football for a long time.

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Pirelli Signs Three-year Sponsorship Deal with Chinese Super League

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 million euros (US $ 6.78 million) yearly but details remain undisclosed by the two parties.

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Chinese Super League Unbanned by CCTV

China's FA told media on Feb. 13 that CCTV, the country's main TV broadcaster, will continue to air Chinese Super League (CSL) in 2009, after a 3-match ban since the 28 round of the 2008 Season. In an interview with a Chinese sports journal last November , Jiang Heping, the head of CCTV's sports channel accused players of lacking "professional ethics", and decided to cut all reporting related with the league since then

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