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 By Sean Nevin

Gareth Bale becomes Wales' all-time goal scorer as they thrash China

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Gareth Bale became Wales' all-time leading goal scorer thanks to a hat trick over China to ensure Ryan Giggs' spell as manager of the national side got off to an emphatic start.

Bale has endured a difficult season with Real Madrid this term, but he put his club woes behind him to dazzle the Chinese defence -- scoring his 29th goal for his country with his third goal of the night which saw him break Ian Rush's record haul.

Giggs admitted he had a sleepless night ahead of his first match in charge...

 By Ian Holyman

Nice vs Paris Saint-Germain watched by record 1.6m people in China

Dani Alves scored the goal that gave PSG the win against Nice.

A record 1.6 million people in China tuned in to watch stars such as Mario Balotelli, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe go head-to-head when Nice faced Paris Saint-Germain in last Sunday's Ligue 1 game, the French Football League (LFP) has announced.

The game, which PSG won 2-1 thanks to a late Dani Alves goal, was scheduled at the earlier kick-off time of 13:00 CET in order to be available in prime time in China.

It was broadcast live by two stations, and taken either live or on a slight delay by...

Hong Kong to discuss law to imprison national anthem protesters

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Hong Kong authorities on Friday unveiled planned legislation punishing anyone who insults China's national anthem with up to three years in prison, after football fans have repeatedly booed it at matches.

The legislation also calls for anyone who is present when "March of The Volunteers" is played to "stand and deport themselves respectfully," and that it be required to be taught to students.

The anthem has become a political flashpoint in Hong Kong, a semiautonomous Chinese city where jeers...

 By Mark Lovell

Arjen Robben's Bayern Munich considering MLS, China or Qatar move

Jupp Heynckes candidly explains why he was absent from the bench for Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Schalke last Saturday.
Bayern Munich restored their 18-point lead atop the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win over Schalke, thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has told Sportbuzzer that he has no plans to retire and could follow in the footsteps of Bastian Schweinsteiger and move to Major League Soccer, saying he is also considering China and Qatar.

Robben, 34, has won six Bundesliga titles and four DFB Pokals during his time at the club. He also scored Bayern's late winner in the all-German Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in 2013, but his current one-year deal expires this summer.

"That's exactly...

Ndlovu can blaze new trail for South African players in China

Dino Ndlovu's move to Chinese side Hangzhou Greentown last week could open the pathway for more South African players to feature in the lucrative Asian league.

Ndlovu was unveiled by his new club after an excellent 18 months at Azerbaijan club Qarabag, who he helped fire into the UEFA Champions League group stages, and netting 24 goals in 49 starts in all competitions.

He is not the first South African to feature in China -- the likes of Mark Williams and Bennett Mnguni have played their before...