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Michael Church

China's once-dominant Liaoning face closure as players go unpaid

05 Apr 2020

HONG KONG Three decades ago Liaoning FC were the standard bearers of Chinese football, sweeping aside all before them domestically and across Asia, but their 67-year history may soon be consigned to the scrap-heap as financial woes threaten to bring them down.

Government travel restrictions raise doubts over Chinese Super League return

27 Mar 2020

HONG KONG Hopes that a start to the new Chinese Super League season was on the horizon suffered a significant blow, with the government's ban on foreigners entering the country likely to prevent the return of many of the league's leading players.

Soccer-Government travel restrictions raise doubts over Chinese Super League return

27 Mar 2020

HONG KONG, March 27 Hopes that a start to the new Chinese Super League season was on the horizon suffered a significant blow, with the government's ban on foreigners entering the country likely to prevent the return of many of the league's leading players.

Hopes of Chinese Super League return grow as teams start training

25 Mar 2020

HONG KONG Chinese football is inching towards a return to action, with teams resuming training this week, though questions remain over when exactly the country's top flight can kick off its coronavirus-delayed 2020 campaign.

Soccer: Positive test could cool hopes of Chinese Super League return

19 Mar 2020

HONG KONG Just as rumours were beginning to circulate that football in China might be ready to return from its coronavirus-enforced suspension, news of the first positive test at a Chinese team has brought renewed caution.

Soccer-Positive test could cool hopes of Chinese Super League return

19 Mar 2020

HONG KONG, March 19 Just as rumours were beginning to circulate that football in China might be ready to return from its coronavirus-enforced suspension, news of the first positive test at a Chinese team has brought renewed caution.

Asian Football Confederation suspends play in AFC Cup competition

18 Mar 2020

HONG KONG The Asian Football Confederation has postponed all matches in the AFC Cup tournament, the regional body announced on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit sporting events around the world.

Late Han goal earns Jeonbuk share of points in Asian Champions League

04 Mar 2020

HONG KONG Two-time champions Jeonbuk Motors fought back to salvage a point against Sydney FC in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday despite going down to 10 men as Han Kyo-won scored a minute from time to earn the South Korean side a 2-2 draw.

Mauricio header earns JDT victory in Asian Champions League

03 Mar 2020

HONG KONG Johor Darul Ta'zim's Brazilian defender Mauricio headed a 73rd-minute winner as the Malaysian champions beat South Korea's Suwon Bluewings 2-1 in the Asian Champions League group stage on Tuesday.

AFC to extend group phase of Asian Champions League due to coronavirus

02 Mar 2020

HONG KONG Group stage matches in the Asian Champions League could be held as late as the end of July, the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact the schedule of the continent's leading club competition.

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