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Soccer: Eder double earns victory for Jiangsu

16 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Former Inter Milan striker Eder scored twice as Jiangsu Suning kept the top four within sight in the Chinese Super League with a 4-1 win over struggling Beijing Renhe on Sunday evening.

Soccer-Eder double earns victory for Jiangsu

16 Jun 2019

HONG KONG, June 16 Former Inter Milan striker Eder scored twice as Jiangsu Suning kept the top four within sight in the Chinese Super League with a 4-1 win over struggling Beijing Renhe on Sunday evening.

Macau take first step towards World Cup dream

07 Jun 2019

HONG KONG In front of a smattering of fans on a Thursday evening heavy with humidity, the amateur footballers of Macau took their first step forward in their unlikely quest for a place at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

China confirmed as 2023 Asian Cup hosts

04 Jun 2019

HONG KONG China's desire to showcase its ability as a future World Cup host received a boost on Thursday as the Asian Football Confederation handed the country the rights to the Asian Cup finals in 2023.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-China confirmed as 2023 Asian Cup hosts

04 Jun 2019

* Decision announced at AFC extraordinary congress in Paris (Adds quotes, details, byline)

England-born Yennaris becomes China's first naturalised player

30 May 2019

HONG KONG Former Arsenal and Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris has become the first overseas-born player to be called up for the China national team after he was included in Marcello Lippi's squad for upcoming friendlies against the Philippines and Tajikistan.

Soccer: Shanghai hand Beijing first CSL defeat of the season

27 May 2019

HONG KONG Beijing Guoan’s winning start to the Chinese Super League was brought to an end on Sunday by defending champions Shanghai SIPG, who reduced the gap at the top of the standings to two points with a 2-1 win over the leaders.

Soccer-Shanghai hand Beijing first CSL defeat of the season

26 May 2019

HONG KONG, May 26 Beijing Guoan’s winning start to the Chinese Super League was brought to an end on Sunday by defending champions Shanghai SIPG, who reduced the gap at the top of the standings to two points with a 2-1 win over the leaders.

Returning Lippi knows scale of China challenge

24 May 2019

HONG KONG Slumped in his pitch-side seat at Abu Dhabi's Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium, Marcello Lippi carried the air of a man defeated long before the final whistle blew on China's challenge for January's Asian Cup.

Ito double takes Kashima into knockout rounds

22 May 2019

HONG KONG Kashima Antlers' Sho Ito scored a rapid-fire double to salvage their Asian Champions League title defence as the J-League side fought back to beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 on Wednesday and book their place in the last 16.

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Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.