Marcello Lippi returns for second stint as China head coach

Soccer 05/24/19, 02:40

Marcello Lippi is set to return for a second stint in charge of China's national team as the country targets a place at the 2022 World Cup.The Chinese Football Association announced Friday that the 71-year-old Lippi, who guided Italy to the World Cup title in 2006, will start back next ...

China FA silent on prospects of Lippi replacing Cannavaro

Soccer 04/30/19, 05:09

The Chinese Football Association is staying silent over speculation that Marcello Lippi could make a surprise return to take over the national team job after Fabio Cannavaro quit this week.With China's official state news agency and Italian media outlets reporting Lippi is back in the country ready to sign a ...

Italian soccer federation to explore more ties with China

Sports 03/22/19, 07:20

Playing a Serie A match in China will be among the proposals discussed when a delegation linked to the visit of President Xi Jinping meets with the Italian football federation on Sunday.The ANSA news agency says the meeting with China Media Group chief Shen Haixiong will also focus on TV ...

Asian Cup: Lippi’s China comes from behind to beat Thailand

Soccer 01/20/19, 11:19

China fought back from a goal down to beat Thailand 2-1 in the round of 16 of the Asian Cup on Sunday and avoid a potentially embarrassing upset.Supachai Jaided put Thailand ahead in the 31st minute, turning and shooting despite being surrounded by three defenders, before Chinese striker Wu Lei ...

China opens Asian Cup with 2-1 victory over Kyrgyzstan

Sports 01/07/19, 08:24

With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 Monday at the Asian Cup.The 70-year-old Lippi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, is trying to win another title in what is likely to ...

International coaching heavyweights seek Asian Cup success

Asia & Pacific 01/04/19, 01:08

Sven-Goran Eriksson and Marcello Lippi coached against each other in the Italian league more than 20 years ago. The famous tacticians are just two of a number of high-profile international coaches preparing for the 2019 Asian Cup that begins in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.The tournament, expanded from 16 teams in ...

Totti presents his autobiography inside the Colosseum

Soccer 09/27/18, 18:24

Fans chanted outside as Francesco Totti presented his new autobiography before 300 invited guests inside the Colosseum on Thursday to mark the retired Roma captain's 42nd birthday.A long line of former teammates and coaches of Totti — including Antonio Cassano, Vincent Candela, Marcello Lippi and Claudio Ranieri — were called ...

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