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Yaya Toure: Mesut Ozil wrong to speak out against China

Craig Burley tries to pinpoint the exact moments where Unai Emery went wrong at Arsenal.

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said that Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil should not have spoken out to denounce human rights in China.

Ozil criticised China's treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority via Twitter on Friday, leading to Chinese Central Television (CCTV) removing Arsenal's Premier League defeat to Manchester City on Sunday from their TV schedule.

While saying the situation is "complicated" because they are both Muslim, Toure disagreed with Ozil over...

Guangzhou reclaim Chinese Super League title with victory over Shanghai Shenhua

Guangzhou Evergrande continued their CSL domination.

Guangzhou Evergrande clinched an eighth Chinese Super League title in nine seasons as Fabio Cannavaro's side beat Shanghai Shenhua 3-0 on Sunday to reclaim the trophy 12 months after surrendering it to Shanghai SIPG.

Evergrande's run of seven straight titles came to an end last season but goals from Wei Shihao, Park Ji-soo and Elkeson ensured the trophy returned to Tianhe Stadium as Guangzhou finished two points ahead of Beijing Guoan.

Wei put Guangzhou in front with a deft close-range finish three...

Ezequiel Lavezzi ready to retire following Chinese Super League exit

Javier Mascherano and Ezequiel Lavezzi are both leaving the Chinese Super League.

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi has told Chinese media that he is not only ready to say goodbye to China after four years but that he is considering retiring from football altogether.

Lavezzi signed for Hebei China Fortune in February 2016 and played his last home game for the club on Wednesday, scoring his 35th Chinese Super League goal in a 3-1 loss to Guangzhou Evergrande after a Paulinho brace put the league leaders in control.

"It is not 100% certain but...

Is MLS next for Afshin Ghotbi, U.S. soccer's international globetrotter?

New Buriram coach Afshin Ghotbi
Afshin Ghotbi's career in soccer has taken him to Los Angeles, South Korea, Iran and, now, China.

In 2000, Afshin Ghotbi found himself marveling at where life had taken him. Here was an Iranian-born, American-raised soccer coach, heading to Hong Kong from Los Angeles on a British Airways flight so he could interview with a Dutchman to be an assistant coach for South Korea's national team.

"If that's not globalization, I'm not sure what is," he said with a laugh during an exclusive interview with ESPN FC.

Ghotbi's globetrotting ways haven't stopped. His coaching career has spanned three decades...