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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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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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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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Down and out for Chinese clubs in the Asian Champions League

Another week of Asian Champions League action has gone by and once again Chinese clubs are on the verge of not having a presence in the continents premier club competition beyond the group stages. Fates have been sealed for two clubs, while the third has the daunting task of getting a result away from home on the last week of group matches.

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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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Where Are The Evil Empires Among China’s Sports Teams?

On March 8, 1983, in Orlando, Florida, former United States President Ronald Reagan gave a speech where he was first recorded to have said the phrase "evil empire". At that time tensions between the US and the Soviet Union were at an all time high and it seemed that the Cold War would continue well on into the next millennium.

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The Rise of the Super Clubs in the China Super League

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.

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