Luiz Felipe Scolari`s Guangzhou get Kashiwa draw
Luiz Felipe Scolari`s Guangzhou get Kashiwa draw

New Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari`s first taste of the AFC Champions League will be against Japan`s Kashiwa Reysol after the quarter-final draw was made on Thursday.

Get angry, get even, says Guangzhou boss Fabio Cannavaro
Get angry, get even, says Guangzhou boss Fabio Cannavaro

Guangzhou Evergrande boss Fabio Cannavaro understands why his players were furious after going down 2-1 to Seongnam in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday, but believes they will harness that anger to turn the tie around in the home leg.

AFC Champions League: Lekhwiya beat Sadd, agony for Hilal
AFC Champions League: Lekhwiya beat Sadd, agony for Hilal

Lekhwiya took a step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 2-1 win over fellow Qatari side Al Sadd on Tuesday.

Western Sydney Wanderers keep faith with coach Tony Popovic
Western Sydney Wanderers keep faith with coach Tony Popovic

Asian Champions League holders Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday extended coach Tony Popovic`s contract despite their horror season.

Iran defender Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh banned for nine months for fan incident
Iran defender Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh banned for nine months for fan incident

Iran international Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh has been handed a nine-month ban by the Iranian Football Federation (FFIRI) after being found guilty of attacking a fan in Qatar last week.

Lokomotiv crush former champs Al Sadd 5-0
Lokomotiv crush former champs Al Sadd 5-0

 Uzbekistan`s Lokomotiv inflicted a 5-0 defeat on former champions Al Sadd of Qatar as the race to qualify for the AFC Champions League last 16 from Group C got desperate on Wednesday.

Suwon Bluewings silence Brisbane Roar with second-half goal blitz
Suwon Bluewings silence Brisbane Roar with second-half goal blitz

South Korea`s Suwon Bluewings sank Brisbane Roar with a second-half goal blitz in the AFC Champions League at home on Wednesday and boost their chances of progressing to the knockout stage of the tournament.

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.