Guangzhou Evergrande became the first Chinese side to win the AFC Champions League after they overcame Korea Republic's FC Seoul on away goals, with the second leg in Guangzhou finishing 1-1.
The success of runaway league winners Guangzhou Yiyao has proved to be a boost for China PR coach Jose Camacho with six of the team’s players named in the national squad for the crucial Brazil 2014 qualifier against Iraq.
Guangzhou Evergrande have won their first Chinese Super League title, making a splash in their return to the top-flight as they clinched the silverware with a 4-1 defeat of Shaanxi Chanba and four games left to play.
Sweden's failure to score and Australia's refusal to concede feature alongside the headline-making duo of Kaka and Momouni Dagano this week.
Austria Vienna defender Sun Xiang will miss China's opening 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier with a thigh injury, Chinese state media has reported.
Chinese international Sun Xiang has signed a one-year renewable contract with Austria Vienna, the Austrian First Division side announced on its website.