Fabio Cannavaro ready to make impact after Marcello Lippi's resignation
Fabio Cannavaro ready to make impact after Marcello Lippi's resignation

Chinese football club Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro on Tuesday said his team would show its quality against defending champions Western Sydney Wanderers in the AFC Champions League group H match here on Wednesday.

Diego Maradona-style handball as Shandong Luneng crash
Diego Maradona-style handball as Shandong Luneng crash

Yang Xu scored but then saw red for a Diego Maradona-style handball as Shandong Luneng crashed 4-1 to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.

Chinese fans laud departing coach Marcello Lippi
Chinese fans laud departing coach Marcello Lippi

Chinese football fans and media heaped praise on Italy`s World Cup winning-coach Marcello Lippi Friday, after he resigned from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande following three trophy-laden years.

Record signing gives Fabio Cannavaro flying start
Record signing gives Fabio Cannavaro flying start

Record signing Ricardo Goulart gave Guangzhou Evergrande`s new boss Fabio Cannavaro a flying start in the AFC Champions League when he snatched a 1-0 win over FC Seoul on Wednesday.

Rookie boss Fabio Cannavaro faces Asian test
Rookie boss Fabio Cannavaro faces Asian test

Former world player of the year Fabio Cannavaro faces a tough start to his managerial career when he leads 2013 winners Guangzhou Evergrande into the AFC Champions League this week.

Rookie boss Cannavaro faces Asian test
Rookie boss Cannavaro faces Asian test

Former world player of the year Fabio Cannavaro faces a tough start to his managerial career when he leads 2013 winners Guangzhou Evergrande into the AFC Champions League this week.

Bengaluru FC favourites against Bharat FC
Bengaluru FC favourites against Bharat FC

A result other than a win for Bengaluru FC will be a huge surprise as the hosts and defending champions take on debutants Bharat FC of Pune in an I-League game here Sunday.

Wanderers sign Japan`s Yojiro Takahagi for ACL campaign
Wanderers sign Japan`s Yojiro Takahagi for ACL campaign

Asian club champions Western Sydney Wanderers have signed Japanese international Yojiro Takahagi for their AFC Champions League campaign, the club said on Wednesday.

Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup
Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup

Fears of match-fixing will lurk in the background at the Asian Cup as the stain of corruption proves hard to shift despite efforts to clean up football.

Thomas Broich out until February after ankle surgery
Thomas Broich out until February after ankle surgery

 German playmaker Thomas Broich will not return for A-League champions Brisbane Roar until February after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his injured right ankle, his club said Thursday.

Asian player of the year `proud` despite ban
Asian player of the year `proud` despite ban

 Nassir Al Shamrani expressed pride at winning Asia`s player of the year award on Sunday as he shrugged off an impending an eight-match ban for spitting and head-butting.

Saudi spitter slapped with eight-match cup ban: Report
Saudi spitter slapped with eight-match cup ban: Report

AFC player of the year nominee Nasser Al Shamrani has been banned for eight matches for spitting and head butting an opponent after the final of the AFC Champions League earlier this month, Arabic media reported on Sunday.

Sven-Goran Eriksson set for $6m contract in China: Report
Sven-Goran Eriksson set for $6m contract in China: Report

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is poised to land his second big-money contract in the Chinese Super League (CSL) after leaving Guangzhou R&F following just one full season, reports said Monday.

Sydney Wanderers dismiss Al Hilal probe demand
Sydney Wanderers dismiss Al Hilal probe demand

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic on Wednesday dismissed calls by Al Hilal for an investigation into their controversial AFC Champions League final, saying he had no interest in what the Saudi side thought.

Wanderers Asian Champions win hailed in Australia
Wanderers Asian Champions win hailed in Australia

Australia hailed Western Sydney Wanderers` remarkable rise from new club to AFC Champions League winners in only two years after they became the first side from the country to win the Asian title Sunday.

Wanderers` striker in doubt for Saudi showdown
Wanderers` striker in doubt for Saudi showdown

The fitness of Western Sydney Wanderers` striker Brendon Santalab remains in doubt, coach Tony Popovic said late Tuesday, before the club`s AFC Champions League final against Saudi Arabia`s Al Hilal.

Wanderers in fairytale run to AFC Champions League final
Wanderers in fairytale run to AFC Champions League final

This year`s AFC Champions League final has set up a contest between the competition`s newest team and the continent`s most decorated side for the title of Asia`s best football club.

Goal joy turns to woe as Wanderers trio suspended
Goal joy turns to woe as Wanderers trio suspended

Tomi Juric`s caution for a cheeky goal celebration has made him one of three Western Sydney Wanderers players suspended for the AFC Champions League semi-finals` first leg, the club said Friday.

Guangzhou`s Lippi banned for confronting ref: AFC

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi has been slapped with an initial one-match ban for angrily confronting the referee during an AFC Champions League match, the Asian Football Confederation announced Sunday.

Marcello Lippi storm as nine-man Guangzhou crash

Nine-man Guangzhou Evergrande crashed 1-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers Wednesday in a stormy AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg which left their coach Marcello Lippi facing possible disciplinary action.