Lippi, Popovic handed bans over stormy ACL match
Lippi, Popovic handed bans over stormy ACL match

Former Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi and Western Sydney Wanderers skipper Tony Popovic were both handed match bans on Saturday stemming from their roles in a stormy August Asian Champions League match.

Marcelo Lippi on Brazilian scouting mission for Guangzhou Evergrande
Marcelo Lippi on Brazilian scouting mission for Guangzhou Evergrande

Former Italian coach Marcello Lippi is currently on a scouting mission in Brazil for Chinese football club Guangzhou Evergrande.

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.

Marcelo Lippi`s Guangzhou clinch 4th consecutive title
Marcelo Lippi`s Guangzhou clinch 4th consecutive title

Marcello Lippi`s Guangzhou Evergrande clinched their fourth successive Chinese Super League title Sunday, finishing three points ahead of second-placed Beijing Guoan after both sides drew their final matches of the season.

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.

Socceroo Matthew Spiranovic to miss ACL quarters

Australian World Cup defender Matthew Spiranovic needs ankle surgery and will miss the Western Sydney Wanderers AFC Champions League quarter-final against Guangzhou Evergrande next month, his club said on Thursday.

Guangzhou hit title form in five-goal romp

Title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande destroyed Diego Forlan`s Cerezo Osaka 5-1 as they moved towards their third straight AFC Champions League quarter-finals in ominous style on Tuesday.

Elkesson double secures champs Guangzhou last 16 place

A first-half double from Brazilian striker Elkeson rescued title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande from possible elimination and sent them into the AFC Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

Guangzhou on the brink in Asian title defence

Marcello Lippi`s Guangzhou Evergrande face a tense evening in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday with their Asian title defence on the line in the final round of group games.

Pohang Steelers steal into AFC Champions League last 16

Pohang Steelers became the first East Asian team to reach the AFC Champions League last 16 on Wednesday as an upset and a late own goal elsewhere set up a tense final round of group games.

Victory stun ACL champions Guangzhou

Australia`s Melbourne Victory stunned defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 in Melbourne on Tuesday to stay in contention for the knockout rounds of the AFC Champions League.

Ten-man Jeonbuk stun champs Guangzhou

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors joined Guangzhou Evergrande at the top of their AFC Champions League group after a superb strike gave the 10-man Korean side a 1-0 win over the defending champions Wednesday.

China not to bid for FIFA Club World Cup

China will not bid for the 2015-2016 or 2017-2018 FIFA Club World Cup since the Chinese Football Association (CFA) did not receive application from any of the local associations.

Diamanti comes to Guangzhou`s rescue

Alessandro Diamanti came to Guangzhou Evergrande`s rescue once again on Wednesday as his first-half equaliser gave the AFC Champions League title-holders a 1-1 draw against Yokohama F. Marinos.

Diamanti sparkles in Guangzhou comeback

New signing Alessandro Diamanti starred with two magical strikes as AFC Champions League title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande fought back from two goals down to beat Melbourne Victory 4-2 on Wednesday.

Italy international Diamanti joins China``s Evergrande

Italy international forward Alessandro Diamanti has signed a deal to join Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande of China, bringing an end to his three-year stint at Serie A club Bologna.