Marcello Lippi has resigned as head coach of the China national team after seeing his side slip to a 2-1 loss to Syria in World Cup qualifying.
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China will host the Club World Cup in its new expanded format in 2021, FIFA announced following a council meeting in Shanghai on Thursday.
Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93.
Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson has changed his name as he prepares to help China qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Aiming to boost a lagging national program, China's football association brought on former FIFA female player of the year Sun Wen as vice president.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson is the first player of non-Chinese heritage to have been included in the China squad.
Wei Shihao could see his Guanzghou Evergrande contract terminated, after breaking Otabek Shukurov of Uzbekistan's leg during the China Cup.
With Asian qualifying for the World Cup kicking off in earnest in September, the Chinese are suffering from a lack of confidence and clarity.
Fabio Cannavaro will be advised by Marcello Lippo, who stepped down in January, and the FA have confirmed whether the appointment is permanent.
More than 25 million fans in China were estimated to have watched online as Wu Lei become the first Chinese player to score a goal in La Liga.
Wu is the biggest name in Chinese football after finishing the 2018 Chinese Super League season as top scorer.
Kim Jin-su's header took South Korea past stubborn Bahrain and Qatar wrestled their way past Iraq as the victors move to the quarterfinals.
Son Heung-min may be Asia's most recognisable star, but Wu Lei - absent from Wednesday's loss - has the potential to be just as effective for China.
Sven-Göran Eriksson speaks exclusively to ESPN about the Asian Cup, describing India's win over Thailand the tournament's "biggest surprise."
Marcello Lippi's time draws near as China's manager, and World Cup-winning boss knows his aging Asian Cup squad is the last chance to show progress.
China came from behind to beat Kyrgyz Republic 2-1 on Monday at the Asian Cup, with coach Marcello Lippi needing a bit of help from an own-goal.
China were held to a 1-1 draw by Palestine in a friendly as coach Marcello Lippi oversaw what is expected to be his final game on home soil.
China's struggles in the build-up to January's Asian Cup finals continued on Saturday when Italian coach Marcello Lippi's side drew with India.
Gurpreet Singh shines as India held on to a goalless draw against China at Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre at Jiangsu.
Guus Hiddink led South Korea to the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup and Australia to the round of 16 for the first time in 2006.
China defender Wang Shenchao will miss the Asian Cup next January after being handed a 12-month ban by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for we
Gareth Bale became Wales' all-time leading goal scorer thanks to a hat trick over China to ensure Ryan Giggs' spell got off to an emphatic start.
A record 1.6 million people in China tuned in to watch Nice facing Paris Saint-Germain in last Sunday's Ligue 1 game.
Hong Kong authorities on Friday unveiled planned legislation punishing anyone who insults China's national anthem with up to three years in prison.