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Jul 14, 2012

Challenge, not money, brought me to China – Drogba

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – It is not money but the big challenge in an unfamiliar land that lured Didier Drogba to China, the Ivory Coast striker said on Saturday.

More than 300 fans gathered at the Shanghai airport to welcome Drogba on his much-anticipated arrival to join Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua.

Jul 14, 2012

Drogba arrives to warm welcome in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – More than 300 fans gathered in Shanghai to welcome Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba on his much-anticipated arrival on Saturday to play for Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua.

Drogba has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the big-spending club for a reported salary of $300,000 a week, ending weeks of speculation on his future after he announced his decision to leave Champions League winners Chelsea.

Jul 14, 2012

Soccer-Drogba arrives to warm welcome in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, July 14 (Reuters) – More than 300 fans gathered in
Shanghai to welcome Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba on his
much-anticipated arrival on Saturday to play for Chinese Super
League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua.

Drogba has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the
big-spending club for a reported salary of $300,000 a week,
ending weeks of speculation on his future after he announced his
decision to leave Champions League winners Chelsea.

Jul 14, 2012

Soccer-Drogba arrives to warm welcome in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, July 14 (Reuters) – More than 300 fans gathered in
Shanghai to welcome Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba on his
much-anticipated arrival on Saturday to play for Chinese Super
League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua.

Drogba has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the
big-spending club for a reported salary of $300,000 a week,
ending weeks of speculation on his future after he announced his
decision to leave Champions League winners Chelsea.

Jul 9, 2012

Chinese Super League spending may not last

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – With the corrupt heading to jail and big name signings rolling in, Chinese soccer is basking in an unusually positive period, but experts have warned the galactico-style transfer policy is unsustainable and investment is being ploughed into the wrong areas.

China’s rich soccer club owners are not interested in hearing that though. They are enjoying the boom time and flush with global media interest after enticing household names such as Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba from the sport’s traditional power bases of Europe.

Jul 9, 2012

Soccer-Chinese Super League spending may not last

SHANGHAI, July 9 (Reuters) – With the corrupt heading to
jail and big name signings rolling in, Chinese soccer is basking
in an unusually positive period, but experts have warned the
galactico-style transfer policy is unsustainable and investment
is being ploughed into the wrong areas.

China’s rich soccer club owners are not interested in
hearing that though. They are enjoying the boom time and flush
with global media interest after enticing household names such
as Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba from the sport’s
traditional power bases of Europe.

Jul 9, 2012

Soccer-Chinese Super League spending may not last

SHANGHAI, July 9 (Reuters) – With the corrupt heading to
jail and big name signings rolling in, Chinese soccer is basking
in an unusually positive period, but experts have warned the
galactico-style transfer policy is unsustainable and investment
is being ploughed into the wrong areas.

China’s rich soccer club owners are not interested in
hearing that though. They are enjoying the boom time and flush
with global media interest after enticing household names such
as Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba from the sport’s
traditional power bases of Europe.

Jun 21, 2012

Drogba praised, Moreno next for ambitious Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As Shanghai Shenhua players purred about lining up alongside new signing Didier Drogba, manager Sergio Batista said he was closing in on the transfer of Colombian international Giovanni Moreno to further boost the Chinese Super League strugglers.

Ivory Coast striker Drogba announced he had agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with Shanghai on Wednesday, but rather than sit back and bask in the monumental deal for Chinese football, former Argentina boss Batista was focusing on the next big name.

Jun 21, 2012

Soccer-Drogba praised, Moreno next for ambitious Shanghai

SHANGHAI, June 21 (Reuters) – As Shanghai Shenhua players
purred about lining up alongside new signing Didier Drogba,
manager Sergio Batista said he was closing in on the transfer of
Colombian international Giovanni Moreno to further boost the
Chinese Super League strugglers.

Ivory Coast striker Drogba announced he had agreed a
two-and-a-half year deal with Shanghai on Wednesday, but rather
than sit back and bask in the monumental deal for Chinese
football, former Argentina boss Batista was focusing on the next
big name.

Jun 21, 2012

“Double Happiness” for China’s matchmaking firms

SHANGHAI, June 21 (Reuters) – Li Wenqi decided that it was
time to take marriage more seriously than her career -
especially with her parents gently pushing her in that
direction.

So the 30-year-old Shanghai export sales executive went to a
matchmaking firm, one of thousands that have sprung up to help
young Chinese, busy with work and trying to please fussy
parents, find their better half in the face of a gender
imbalance.