Too pretty to play football, formal female football player goes on dating show

| September 25th, 2011

From Netease:

A beautiful formal Chinese football player — Zhou Yuwei received many public attentions when she showed up in one of the most famous Chinese dating show “If You Are the One”. “She was once in Henan province football team, but outlasted by the team members because of being too beautiful. Finally she quit the team.” introduced Lejia, the star host and the relationship expert of the show.

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Riot police beat up Henan football fans

| August 20th, 2010

Evening of August 18, Henan Jian Ye Football Club (Henan Construction F. C.) suffered a 0-2 loss against Jiangsu Sanity Football Club at home. Even in the heavy rain, 20,000 fans showed up to support their team. So far Henan Jian Ye Football Club had the record of 4 losses and 1 draw. Henan Fans believe the terrible record has to do with the club general manager Yang Nan (杨楠) and the head coach Tang Yaodong (唐尧东). After the game, […]Read more…

Football juggling? Piece of tofu

| July 18th, 2010

The scene took place in a wet market of Taizhou City, Jiangsu Province, where an middle age woman showing off her skills in juggling tofu nice and easy. While the tofu was bouncing up and down her arms, back, chest and knee, she still managed to do a little commentary: “Come come everybody, see how auntie juggles tofu. “ “Be gentle, and relax thoroughly.” “Just like shadowboxing, use […]Read more…

Brother Future predicts World Cup final results, causes sensation in China

| July 9th, 2010

 

(picture form Tianya)

The World Cup this year created many psychics around the world making unbelievable correct predictions. If you think Germany’s ‘Octopus oracle’ is magical, China also had a faceless ‘superior being” that caused a sensation on the Internet with his predictions. Netizens calls him “Brother Future” or “King Future”.

On June 13, 12:04 pm, two days before the 2010 South Africa World Cup, a Baidu user named “X from the future” (X来自未来) posted this post titled “From the near future, […]Read more…

Lionel Messi apologizes to Chinese fans, “I feel bad for not living up to your expectations”

| July 4th, 2010

QQ Sports, July 3, Cape Town (freelance journalist Ramiro). June 23, reporter was waiting for Lionel Messi’s parents at Buenos Aires to fly to South Africa together, to celebrate Messi’s birthday. Unexpectedly, Messi’s mother suddenly did not feel well on the road and had to return back to Rosario and was sent to the hospital. Father Jorge Messi decided not to tell his son and came up with a bunch of excuses. Reporter then flew to South Africa alone […]Read more…

North Korea Football Team spotted in Beijing, eating BBQ

| June 29th, 2010

Netease Sports, June 28:

 

Today a group of Korean-speaking men came out of a Korean style barbecue restaurant near the East Bridge in Beijing.  Several of them were wearing the red Korea DPR football team jerseys, and one of tem was the world-famous “People’s Rooney” Jong Tae-Se who burst into tears during the match against Brazil.  It turned out that the North Korea team did not return home directly after the World Cup loss in South Africa, (nor were they […]Read more…

North Korean football players sent to coal mine after World Cup loss?

| June 22nd, 2010

Recently the Chinese websites and forums are filled with the talks of North Korea National football team are going to be sent to coal mine as punishment if they lose at the World Cup.  Is this true?  Netease talked about this “as a not verified news” on June 17 after North Korea’s 1-2 loss to Brazil.  Some sites claimed this news came from U. S. blogs and small websites. This article from IFeng talked about a “rumor” found on a […]Read more…

The annoying “vuvuzela” horns at the 2010 South Africa World Cup are all made in China

| June 18th, 2010

(photo by Xihua reporter 杨磊)

(From 002china.com) Currently the hottest news topic around the world is probably the World Cup. Other than the excellent performances by the teams of various countries, the most talked about subject is perhaps the loud horn noise that fills up the entire stadium from the beginning to the end of each match. These long plastic horns called vuvuzela are causing heated discussions internationally because of the high decibel noises they make.

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2010 FIFA World Cup is here, check out this diehard Chinese female fan

| June 11th, 2010

From Netease:

As a real man, 2010 World Cup makes me excited everyday, very excited. Today I went on the World Cup forum with my cell phone on my way to work and could not help myself but to admire this hilarious post 90s girl. What counts as a diehard fan? take a look…

Ronaldo: How did she make the big teeth?

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"Gongsi", or Avatar and the art of Soccer

| February 12th, 2010

The following is a guest post by Randy – AlleyCat

Gongsi ( 公司) or "clan halls", are benevolent organizations of popular origin found among overseas Chinese communities for individuals with the same surname. This type of social practice arose several centuries ago in China. The Chinese word Gongsi is used in modern Chinese to mean a commercial company. The dutch word Gongsi has a slightly different connotation; it refers to a rather unusual cooperation between unrelated, non-typical partners. […]Read more…