Fabio Eriksson, Sven-Goran Cannavaro cash lifts hope in China
Fabio Eriksson, Sven-Goran Cannavaro cash lifts hope in China

China`s football season kicks off this week with hopes of a resurgence for the beautiful game after former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and rookie coach Fabio Cannavaro put the league among the world`s biggest spenders.

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.

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.

Fabio Cannavaro misses out on trophy on managerial debut
Fabio Cannavaro misses out on trophy on managerial debut

Former Italian World Cup-winning defender Fabio Cannavaro was denied victory in his first match as a manager when his Guangzhou Evergrande side were upset 5-3 on penalties by FA Cup winners Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super Cup on Saturday.

Alessandro Nesta hopes to improve Chinese football
Alessandro Nesta hopes to improve Chinese football

Veteran Italian football star Alessandro Nesta Tuesday expressed his desire to improve China's standard in the sport after landing here to participate in a teenager training programme.

Ex-Juventus star Mirko Vucinic proving a goal machine in Abu Dhabi
Ex-Juventus star Mirko Vucinic proving a goal machine in Abu Dhabi

When Mirko Vucinic swapped Italy`s Juventus for Abu Dhabi’s Al Jazira in July, sceptics wondered if it was a bulging pay packet rather than the prospect of slugging it out for the United Arab Emirates’ league title that lured the Montenegrin to the Gulf.

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.

Fabio Cannavaro replaces Marcello Lippi as Guangzhou Evergrande coach
Fabio Cannavaro replaces Marcello Lippi as Guangzhou Evergrande coach

Italy`s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was formally unveiled as the new coach of Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande Wednesday, replacing his former national team manager Marcello Lippi.

Italy`s Cannavaro to replace Lippi in China, says reports
Italy`s Cannavaro to replace Lippi in China, says reports

Italy`s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was being hotly tipped Monday to replace his former national coach Marcello Lippi as boss of Guangzhou Evergrande after the 66-year-old announced he was stepping aside.

Alessandro Del Piero `proud` of Indian Super League stint
Alessandro Del Piero `proud` of Indian Super League stint

Former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero has admitted his pride at being part of the fledgling Indian Super League and its potential to help develop grass roots football.

Italy World Cup hero Fabio Cannavaro probed over tax fraud
Italy World Cup hero Fabio Cannavaro probed over tax fraud

Italy`s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is being investigated on suspicion of running a sham company to avoid paying more than a million euros ($1.27 million) in tax, Italian authorities announced Wednesday.

Fabio Cannavaro says Italy needs foreign backers

World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro Thursday welcomed the sale of Inter Milan to an Indonesian businessman and said Italy needs foreign backers in troubled economic times.

Buffon and Italy ready to party

Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon could enjoy a double celebration on Tuesday by qualifying for the World Cup and equalling Fabio Cannavaro`s international appearance record.

PLS organisers say tournament will be held as per schedule

Organisers of the upcoming Premier League Soccer on Friday claimed that the tournament would go as per schedule amid reports that there was a fresh hurdle with AIFF suggesting to the FIFA that it stops the participating clubs from recruiting foreign players.

Premier League Soccer throws challenge to IPL

Indian football, riding high on the mega bucks and euphoria generated by the upcoming Premier League Soccer, Monday threw a challenge to cricket.

Hernan Crespo hottest property of Indian soccer league

Argentine soccer legend Hernan Crespo became the hottest property of a new Indian soccer league starting next month when he fetched USD 840,000 in an auction.

Fabio Cannavaro gets maximum bidders in IPL style soccer

Italy`s 2006 World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro got the maximum bid after being sold to Siliguri franchise, as a galaxy of world footballers and coaches went under the hammer for the Premier League Soccer to be held next month.