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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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Zheng Zhi to The EPL?

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 the Premier League as it's more competitive and enthralling," Zheng is quoted as saying by Titan Sports. "I feel excited when I walk into the Stadium when in the Premiership, which is something that League Championship can't deliver."

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

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, missed a great chance near the area before Du Wenhui sealed the victory in the added time.

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Beijing to Stage International Football Festival This Summer

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.

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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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Go West! Chinese Footballers Can Now Transfer

This Chinese New Year must have been a magical experience for Zhou Haibin,a 23-year-old midfielder, who now finds himself joyfully as a PSV Eindhoven player. Before joining the Dutch side as a free transfer, the Chinese footballer has been playing at Shandong Luneng FC for 10 years.

While Zhou's move was cheered by some, it definitely left Shandong Luneng FC and Chinese Football Association stunned. The Shandong club, who clumsily appealed to CFA trying to keep the player, was disappointed greatly after the association released a statement last week about their stand. Below's our translation:

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