Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande are the lead duo in the Chinese Super League after playing out a 1-1 draw today. Elsewhere, Jiangsu Shuntian and Shanghai Shenxin also drew, while Guizhou Renhe won 2-1.
Norway dropped two places in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group E after losing 1-0 at home to Albania, courtesy of a 67th minute strike from Hamdi Salihi.
Dragan Okuka is the latest in a long line of Serbian coaches to enjoy success in China PR and, having led Jiangsu Sainty to breakthrough accomplishments last season, will now guide the side in their AFC Champions League debut.
In an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Albania and Rapid Wien forward Hamdi Salihi discusses his country’s EURO 2012 qualifying bid and what makes a good striker.
Olof Mellberg scored twice as Sweden won their final South Africa 2010 qualifier, but events elsewhere meant their bid for qualification reached its end.
Salzburg moved a point clear at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga despite squandering a 2-0 lead at Rapid Vienna, who are now in sixth.