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Yu Dabao's goal led coach Marcello Lippi's China to a shock 1-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over South Korea as the hosts secured their first victory in Group A.
China intends to have 50,000 football academies by 2025 as part of an ambitious blueprint to grow into a football superpower.

Lippi begins tenure as China coach

Marcello Lippi starts mission almost-impossible on Tuesday as he bids to take China to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Former Italy boss Marcello Lippi has been named as the new coach of China after Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao cancelled a deal for the 68-year-old to take over next...
A goal from Mahmoud Al-Mawas gave Syria a shock 1-0 victory over China in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash in Xi'an.
China's hopes of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, despite their massive investment in the game, could be dented significantly if they lose at home to...
Korea Republic were lucky to survive a second-half onslaught from China in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier as they held on for a 3-2 home victory.

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Australia will play Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand in the final AFC qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, after the draw at...
China formalised plans to be a "world football superpower" by 2050 after the unveiling of a detailed strategy to help boost the sport in the country.
United States forward Abby Wambach suffered a 1-0 defeat in her last game as a professional footballer on Wednesday.
Mohammad Al Sahlawi scored five times as Saudi Arabia demolished East Timor 10-0 in the AFC section of World Cup qualifying.
Korea Republic, Australia and Japan all chalked up commanding wins to move towards the third round of the AFC's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying section.

Jordan extends lead over Australia

Jordan moved four points clear of Australia at the top of Group B of AFC 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying after beating Tajikistan 3-0.
Group A leader Saudi Arabia came from a goal down to earn a 2-1 victory over United Arab Emirates in the AFC's second round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the...

Qatar to play China under air con

Preparations for Qatar's crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier with China were bizarrely overshadowed by the issue of air-conditioning on Wednesday, just 24 hours...
Japan recorded a 6-0 win over Afghanistan to maintain its unbeaten record in AFC World Cup qualifying Group E.

Qatar puts 15 past hapless Bhutan

Qatar romped to a 15-0 win over Bhutan in the first home game of its 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign - as 75 goals were amassed in the latest AFC zone...
Korea Republic won its third East Asia Cup title after China's hopes were ended with a 1-1 draw against Japan.
China plays Japan in the final match of the East Asian Cup, with everything still on the line as they bid to claim a third title.
Host China revitalised its hopes of winning the East Asian Cup as goals in either half from Yu Dabao and Wang Yongpo secured a 2-0 victory over Korea DPR.
Korea DPR is aiming to back up from its surprise victory over Japan when it meets China at the East Asian Cup on Wednesday.
Goals from Kim Dae-seung and Lee Jong-ho earned Korea Republic a comfortable 2-0 victory over China in the East Asian Cup.
Korea Republic coach Uli Stielike is looking to unearth some new genuine options for future international tournaments at the 2015 East Asian Cup.
New Zealand's Football Ferns went within an inch of beating host nation Canada in its lightning delayed FIFA Women's World Cup Group A encounter while China...
The almost certain return of captain Mile Jedinak for the AFC Asian Cup quarter-final against China is giving Australia coach Ange Postecoglou a new headache.
Australia's victory over China in the AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals on Thursday attracted the largest television audience for a football match in China in recent...
Bravo Socceroos. Bravo Ange Postecoglou. Bravo staff members. You have achieved the first stage of your quest and with some distinction.