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Football 21 Jun 2018 | 7:30 PM Premium

Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized

HONG KONG — Xue Qiulian has been a die-hard fan of Argentina’s national soccer team since his junior high school days in Guangzhou, a southern Chinese megacity. But his dream of seeing the team play live was always out of reach — until this year, when he could finally afford to attend the World Cup, in Russia.

Other Sport 19 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Analysis - OCA backing puts Bahraini ahead in divisive election

(Reuters) - Controversial Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa looks to have moved ahead in the AFC presidential race after a pivotal week saw the head of the powerful Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) give him public backing.

Other Sport 19 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Analysis - OCA backing puts Bahraini ahead in divisive election

(Reuters) - Controversial Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa looks to have moved ahead in the AFC presidential race after a pivotal week saw the head of the powerful Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) give him public backing.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Chinese paper says sorry for calling lifter "shameful"

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese newspaper apologised on Tuesday for attacking one of the country's young Olympic weightlifters for her performance at the London Games.

Other Sport 27 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Report: China players paid for national team places

BEIJING: A Chinese newspaper has reported claims that players paid large bribes for places at the national football team's training camp - and even bigger ones to play in international matches.

Other Sport 22 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Inter’s Figo willing to ply his trade in China

BEIJING: Former World Player of the Year Luis Figo wants to extend his career outside Europe and would consider playing in the Chinese Super League (CSL), a Chinese newspaper reported yesterday.

Other Sport 11 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dujkovic set to coach China Olympic team

Serbian Ratomir Dujkovic has been appointed coach of China's Olympic team for the 2008 Beijing Games, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Other Sport 15 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Chinese FA want Wilkinson to be head coach

China have set their sights on former England manager Howard Wilkinson to lead the national team at the 2008 Olympics and through the 2010 World Cup, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Friday.

Other Sport 27 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Globe-trotting Houghton returns to China to coach Shenyang

Former China coach Bobby Houghton will return to the country as guide to struggling Super League team Shenyang Ginde, a Chinese newspaper reported Friday.