FIFA World Cup

Chinese Super League clubs’ refusal to release Hong Kong players for country’s own Asian Games frustrates coach Jorn Andersen

Hong Kong’s Games preparation dealt blow by Chinese clubs Dalian Pro and Zhejiang Pro blocking selections of Vas Nunez and Leung Nok-hang City’s coach Andersen also blasts Hong Kong Premier League, baffled by officials’ decision to play domestic fixtures during Games Hong Kong coach Jorn Andersen still hopes striker Matt Orr can take his place in the city’s Asian Games squad after two other players based in mainland China had

Losail upgraded as Qatar promises F1 race will be annual “World Cup”

Qatar stepped in at a late stage during the COVID-hit 2021 season to fill a hole in the calendar left by the cancellation of other events. The country subsequently signed a 10-year deal with F1 to start in 2023, with 2022 skipped to avoid any clash with the FIFA World Cup. After the initial F1 event had to deal with the compromises created by small pit garages that were designed

Chinese man receives US$13 redress after courier lost US$14,400 gold soccer ball signed by football superstar Lionel Messi – kicking off fierce debate online

The owner bought the limited edition souvenir and posted it to a friend in Shanghai in November last year He did not pay for insurance but is arguing the company has a responsibility for items it delivers, prompting debate on mainland social media A man in China who received just 90 yuan (US$13) compensation from a courier company after it lost a Lionel Messi-autographed golden soccer ball worth 99,800 yuan

Chinese football in crisis again as 7 clubs are barred from league over unpaid wages

Three of the clubs played in last season’s Chinese Super League, while the rest were in League One Chinese FA disqualifies the clubs from league registration and tells their players they may unilaterally terminate their contracts The Chinese Football Association has suspended seven clubs from involvement in the forthcoming league season for failing to pay wage arrears. A statement on the governing body’s website on Thursday said that it had

Football chief warns Hong Kong fans not to boo China national anthem at Singapore friendly

Fans warned not to risk breaking anthem national security laws at Mong Kok Stadium ‘Please come and enjoy a good match, and most of all support the Hong Kong team,’ Football Association chairman Pui Kwan-kay says Officials have urged fans to focus on football and support their team rather than booing the Chinese national anthem when Hong Kong take on Singapore in an international friendly at Mong Kok Stadium on

Fernando Llorente announces retirement

The “Lion King” announces his retirement Fernando Llorente announced during the TV show “Movistar Plus” his desire to officially retire from soccer. “I have been untied for 8 months after my farewell to Eibar and I am happy like this. Now that I have left soccer to keep fit I will play padel or tennis.” In the future of the “Lion King,” however, soccer will still be present, as on

Albon: F1 drivers are “all concerned” by FIA clampdown on statements

The FIA updated its International Sporting Code in December to prohibit drivers across its championships from making “political, religious or personal” statements without prior permission. In recent years, a number of drivers, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, have used their platforms on race weekends to speak up about important social issues, ranging from Black Lives Matter to environmentalism. F1 also launched its own campaign, We Race As One, in