CSL 2019 Weekly: Matchweek 16
On July 5, Alipay announced an initiative to support the long-term development of women’s football in China, planning to allocate RMB 1 billion over the next decade.
Rafa Benitez, one of Europe’s most successful and highly regarded football managers, has left Premier League club Newcastle United to join Chinese side Dalian Yifang.
Chinese women’s football once brought a lot of pride and honor to its supporters. In 1999, China historically made it to the World Cup final. Although China lost to the USA in the final by a single penalty kick, fans still nicknamed those women “Steel Roses” for their iconic performances.
Leaving the NBA at the age of 32, very few people saw the possibility of Stephon Marbury picking up his games in another country’s professional league.
Coca-Cola Company and China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd have signed the first-ever Joint TOP Partnership Agreement.
As Asians embrace sports in the United States, stereotypes are gradually fading. Rapp is set to showcase his Asian heritage in American football. Promising transformations are happening on America’s campuses.
Around noon on June 20, Yili Group, a state-owned giant of the dairy industry in China posted an article on its public Wechat account, accusing its competitor Mengniu Dairy of disrupting the sponsorship market for the 2020 Beijing Olympics.
As Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement in badminton, there will be no more epic playoffs between Lin and Lee. However, for badminton fans living in this era, the extraordinary matches between Lin and Lee will forever remain classics in badminton history.
After years of controversy, Chinese football finally took its first step towards normalizing naturalization on the national team level. However, the discussion has not ended yet. People are still unsure whether naturalization can bring hope to this hopeless football country.
At Parc Des Princes, the Chinese women’s soccer team celebrated its first victory in this year's FIFA Women's World Cup, with striker Li Feng scoring the only goal. The last match between the two teams was in Rio Olympic Games three years ago, which ended with a 2:0.
Joining the Toronto Raptors this season is veteran point guard Jeremy Lin, who is having another high point in his NBA career.
Due to the time difference, Champions League matches are often played at 3 am on weeknights, testing the resolve of even the most fervent supporters. Thankfully for fans in China, the UCL Final between Liverpool and Tottenham in Madrid was early on Sunday morning, sparing millions of fans an exhausting day at work.
Chinese top footballer Wu Lei concluded his rookie season in the Spanish Football League La Liga with one goal in the season finale matchup against Real Sociedad. Thanks to Wu’s decisive goal in the 65th minute, Espanyol managed to secure a victory in the game and finished in the 7th place.
Italian World Cup Champion coach Marcello Lippi will likely to be the head coach of the Chinese Men’s National Football Team again after stepping down from the position due to the earlier losses in the 2019 Asian Cup.