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Soccer: Asian Champions League holders Kashima slip to defeat

24 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Kashima Antlers missed out on the chance to secure their place in the knockout rounds of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday as the holders slipped to a 1-0 defeat by Gyeongnam FC.

Soccer: Ulsan's progress held up by Kawasaki, Leonardo bangs in four for Al Ittihad

23 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Ulsan Hyundai's progress to the knockout rounds of the Asian Champions League was put on hold on Tuesday evening as the South Koreans were held to a 2-2 draw by Japan's Kawasaki Frontale.

Soccer: Five-goal Jiangsu ease past Guangzhou

21 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Alex Teixeira and Eder Martins scored two goals apiece as Jiangsu Suning handed Guangzhou R&F a 5-1 thrashing on Sunday to move up to fourth in the Chinese Super League standings.

Soccer: Asia holds first round draw despite World Cup uncertainty

17 Apr 2019

HONG KONG The draw for the first phase of Asia's qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup finals featuring the continent's lowest ranked nations was made on Wednesday, even though FIFA has yet to decide how many teams will participate in the tournament.

Soccer: Perfect Beijing go clear at CSL summit

14 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Beijing Guoan moved into sole possession of top spot in the Chinese Super League on Sunday as a goal from England-born Nico Yennaris earned Roger Schmidt's side a 2-1 win over Henan Jianye.

Soccer: Guangzhou bounce back with Melbourne demolition

10 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Two-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande bounced back from their first defeat in this year's Asian Champions League with a 4-0 thrashing of Melbourne Victory at Tianhe Stadium on Wednesday.

Soccer-Injury-time heroics earn win for 10-man Antlers

09 Apr 2019

HONG KONG, April 9 Defending champions Kashima Antlers scored twice in injury time to secure a come-from-behind 3-2 win over South Korea's Gyeongnam FC despite finishing their Asian Champions League clash with 10 men on Tuesday evening.

Soccer: Ighalo double earns Shenhua second straight win

07 Apr 2019

HONG KONG Odion Ighalo struck twice as Shanghai Shenhua thrashed Beijing Renhe 5-1 on Sunday, a second straight Chinese Super League victory for Quique Sanchez Flores' side.

Soccer: Stadium issues could hamper Oman's World Cup hopes

06 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Oman will face a race against time to build a stadium large enough to satisfy FIFA requirements if football's governing body decides to expand the Qatar 2022 World Cup finals and asks the Sultanate to co-host the enlarged tournament.

Soccer: China dreaming of Asian and World Cup double, says Du

06 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Chinese Football Association acting president Du Zhaocai is hoping a successful attempt to host the Asian Cup in 2023 will lay the ground work for a future World Cup bid as the nation seeks to enhance its presence on the global football stage.

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