Former Arsenal midfielder becomes China’s first naturalised player

BY SILVI WRITER Beijing Guoan’s midfielder Li Ke will become the first naturalised player ever to enter the Chinese men’s national football team as head coach Marcello Lippi released the new 24-man squad on Thursday. The former Arsenal and Brentford player Li, whose English name is Nicholas Yennaris, joined the Chinese Super League side in January this year and in doing so opted to renounce … Continue reading Former Arsenal midfielder becomes China’s first naturalised player

China to test bid for 2030 Fifa World Cup

BY SCMP   China will bid for the 2030 World Cup and the official announcement will come in May 2019 with the visit of Fifa president Gianni Infantino and the Fifa Legends on Tour, a source told the South China Morning Post. It has long been speculated that China would bid for the 2030 edition of the tournament, the centenary tournament 100 years after the first … Continue reading China to test bid for 2030 Fifa World Cup

Inter Milan’s 26-year-old new president from China

BY DONG QIU DI   Italian Serie A side Inter Milan has appointed Steven Zhang Kangyang (张康阳), the 26-year-old son of China’s home appliance giant founder & owner Zhang Jindong, as the new President, replacing Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir. Kangyang, the son of Zhang Jindong – the owner of the Suning Holdings Group, Inter’s majority stakeholders – has been overseeing the day-to-day running of the … Continue reading Inter Milan’s 26-year-old new president from China

China, India to Clash Today in a historical friendly, dubbed the “Earth derby”

BY SILVI WRITER   When the world’s most heavily populated countries meet on the football field for the first time in 21 years, there’s destined to be billions of people interested in the outcome. China and India together account for more than a third of the world’s population, but in football terms they are minnows often beaten by countries a fraction of their size. The … Continue reading China, India to Clash Today in a historical friendly, dubbed the “Earth derby”

China Identified 4,000 Schools as “Specializing” in Youth Football, Pushing Hard to Realize Top Leader’s World Cup Dream

By Silvi writer China has identified nearly 4,000 schools as “specializing” in youth football on Aug 9, stepping up efforts to realize the World Cup dreams of the country and, in particular, of its current leader Xi Jinping. Beijing launched a grand school football program in 2015, after Xi expressed wished China to host and win the World Cup. Its men’s national team has competed … Continue reading China Identified 4,000 Schools as “Specializing” in Youth Football, Pushing Hard to Realize Top Leader’s World Cup Dream