Chinese football at crossroads again after Lippi abruptly quits

2019-11-15 08:02

China are searching for a third coach this year after the football association accepted Marcello Lippi's resignation.

China risk backlash with Brazilian Elkeson set for World Cup campaign

2019-08-05 18:58

Brazilian striker Elkeson is set to be called up to Marcello Lippi's squad for China's World Cup qualifiers in what would be a landmark moment for football in the country.

China in race to avoid home embarrassment at 2023 Asian Cup

2019-06-05 09:27

Winning the right to stage the 2023 Asian Cup was the easy bit for China, now to put together a football team that does not embarrass the hosts.

Lippi says China need 'more focus' ahead of Iran clash

2019-01-21 11:27

Marcello Lippi said China need to learn how to focus for an entire game ahead of their crunch Asian Cup quarter-final with Iran.

Lippi sees improvement in goal-shy China

2017-11-16 11:02

Two games, two defeats and no goals scored in the past week, but coach Marcello Lippi says his China side "have made gains".

Expanded World Cup has China daring to dream

2017-01-12 15:17

China's football chief hailed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026, saying it could help realise the country's "dream".

Lippi enters selection row

2015-03-26 10:32

Former Italy coach Marcello Lippi became the latest to join in the row over selecting foreign-born players.

SWC-winning Lippi retires

2014-11-02 19:28

World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his retirement after a third successive title with Guangzhou.


Lippi accused of 'slap in the face' as China critics circle

2019-11-01 10:05

Marcello Lippi was accused of neglect and delivering "a slap in the face" amid grumblings that China's coach is not doing enough to justify his salary.

Lippi eyes Brazilian strikeforce as China pursue quick fix

2019-06-13 10:12

Marcello Lippi's China side could soon boast an all-Brazilian attack as the ambitious country ramps up efforts to reach the World Cup for just a second time.

World Cup 2022 or bust for Lippi on China return

2019-06-04 08:43

Marcello Lippi says he will quit for a second time if he fails to guide ambitious China to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

"I want to go home," says China's Italian coach

2018-10-01 16:04

China's veteran Italian head coach Marcello Lippi has confirmed that he will more than likely retire when his contract expires.

Chinese FA dismiss 2030 World Cup bid talk

2017-11-16 10:37

The Chinese Football Association moved swiftly to dampen talk of a 2030 World Cup bid, after China coach Marcello Lippi said plans were being made.

Lippi named new China coach

2016-10-22 15:47

Former Soccer World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side.

Lippi quits China

2015-02-27 11:31

Chinese football fans and media have heaped praise on departing Italian World Cup winning-coach Marcello Lippi.

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