Travelling Chinese soccer fans had better start saving up for a busy 2015.
China qualifies for the Asian Cup, despite another desperate performance
accepting an invitation to play in the Copa America in Chile in June next year (subject to confirmation from the AFC), China will start 2015 in Australia playing in the Asian Cup after qualifying on Wednesday night.
But, as usual, China did it the hard way.
Continue reading China sneaks into Asian Cup through back door
The news that French football manager Alain Perrin (pictured below) has been appointed to lead the Chinese national team has caught most of the media by surprise, with
my thoughts summarized in this Beijing Morning Post article (Chinese).
The new boss of the Chinese men’s soccer team
“Reggie”, as he was known in the UK – after the hapless TV character
Reginald Perrin – when he briefly managed Portsmouth in the Premier League nearly a decade ago, seems to have lost his way and it is highly unlikely that he can get his career back on track in China.
Continue reading Why Reggie is doomed to fail in China
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