Real Madrid, Inter and AC Milan heading to China for International Champions Cup

Real Madrid will return to China this summer as part of the annual International Champions Cup, expanding from its traditional US home to incorporate both Australia and China this time around. Joining Los Blancos will be Milanese duo AC and Inter who will play a “derby” fixture in the first of the three encounters scheduled […]

It’s gotta be the…kits? National team switches to Nike, finds success

Anyone watching the Asian Cup has seen something different about China, no, it’s not that they are winning for once, it’s the swoosh on their kits. After 30 years suiting up in Adidas, the Chinese Football Association reached an agreement with Nike shortly before the start of 2015 that sees the national team as well […]

China’s richest man to strengthen Atletico Madrid?

Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting that La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have worked out a deal with China’s richest man Wang Jianlin, head of the Wanda Group, that will see him invest in the club and get involved in the team’s management. Nothing has been officially announced by either side yet but Marca appears certain […]

Why PSG & Zlatan’s time in China failed & I’ll never go to another summer tour match (until I go again)

I have been blessed (or cursed?) in living in the two countries where summer tours are most prevelant these days, the United States and China. Each summer like clockwork, big clubs from all of Europe’s big four leagues (and beyond) decide to go on these money grabbing trips and the fans in these countries just […]

Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag under new Chinese ownership

Chinese company United Vansen Sports have agreed the purchase of Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag, the club announced on Tuesday. Vansen, who have been responsibly for bringing both the Italian Supercup and French Trophee des Champions to China over recent seasons, have not revealed the exact figures of the takeover, but expect to make available […]