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    Brazilian Oscar wants to play for China

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 05:55pm on July 27, 2020

    Former Chelsea attacking midfielder Oscar says he would be willing to ditch his Brazilian passport to play for China -- if FIFA changed its rules....

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    Curtains rise in China cinemas as normality slowly returns

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:33pm on July 20, 2020

    Hundreds of cinemas reopened in scores of Chinese cities Monday after a six-month nationwide shutdown due to the coronavirus, highlighting its success in taming an...

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    Hundreds of rivers swell as China summer flood season revs up

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:43pm on July 13, 2020

    Floods across large swathes of central and eastern China that have left more than 140 people dead or missing are hitting record levels, with authorities...

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    Bronckhorst ‘can’t imagine’ Barca without Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 09:53pm on July 10, 2020

    Former Barcelona defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst told AFP that he hopes Lionel Messi will finish his career at the Camp Nou, as speculation swirls about...

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    China signals World Cup ambitions with new stadiums

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 11:03pm on April 24, 2020

    China is in the throes of a multibillion-dollar splurge on new football stadiums, ramping up ambitions to be a superpower in the sport and host...

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    Donadoni fears for family in Italy

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:40pm on April 03, 2020

    Roberto Donadoni should be in the thick of China’s football season but his thoughts are consumed by the suffering that the coronavirus has brought to...

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    Cannavaro urges Italy to lift 2006 spirit

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:11pm on March 31, 2020

    Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro wrote a heartfelt open letter Tuesday to his homeland, saying seeing the country ravaged by coronavirus ‘is filling...

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    Chinese football teams rush home to avoid virus

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 11:31pm on March 16, 2020

    Most Chinese Super League clubs fled abroad when the deadly coronavirus hit the country but they are now rushing back again as it takes hold...

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    China’s couriers take hands-off approach amid virus

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:51pm on February 22, 2020

    China’s armies of racing, swerving motorcycle deliverymen have been hailed as saviours during the coronavirus crisis, keeping shut-in citizens fed and stocked up. But it’s...

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    Shanghai to stage final of 2021 CWC

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 11:54pm on January 08, 2020

    Shanghai will host the opening ceremony and final of the expanded 2021 Club World Cup in China, state media said. Eight Chinese cities will stage...