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How to watch the Chinese Super League live online

Brendan O'Neill in Football 15 Aug 2017
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The Chinese Super League has emerged as a major force in world football over the past few seasons with leading talent from around the globe jetting off to South East Asia to accept mega-bucks contract offers and with international interest in China's top division also growing, football fans will be delighted to learn that they can keep on top of all the action live online.

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ContentsAbout The Chinese Super LeagueCSL TeamsBig Money MovesBiggest ClubHow To Watch & Bet On Live Football Streaming

About The Chinese Super LeagueThe Chinese Super League is the premier division in China. It is governed by the Chinese Football Association and consists of 16 teams. The league has raised more than a few eyebrows in recent years with the likes of Carlos Teves, Demba Ba and Oscar all signing for CSL teams for massive pay checks. Such is the spending power of Chinese clubs that the £208million spent in the January 2016 transfer market even surpassed that doled out by Premier League sides (£185million).

There is a limit to the number of foreign players allowed at each club, though, with five ex-pats per squad, and only four allowed on the pitch at any one time as the Chinese FA looks to develop a national team that has failed miserably on the world stage for far too long.

The CSL season runs from February or March to November or December each year. The top three sides qualify for the AFC Champions League, whilst the bottom two clubs are relegated to League One. Super League clubs have fared well on the continental stage of late with Guangzhou Evergrande, formerly managed by Italian World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi, claiming the prestigious title in 2013 and 2015.

The league was formerly known as the Chinese Jia-A League but was rebranded in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength since then.

CSL TeamsGuangzhou Evergrande

Jiangsu Suning

Shanghai SIPG

Shanghai Shenhua

Beijing Guoan

Guangzhou R&F

Hebei China Fortune

Yanbian Funde

Chongqing Lifan

Liaoning Whowin

Tianjin Teda

Changchun Yatai

Henan Jianye

Shandong Luneng

Tianjin Quanjian

Guizhou Zhicheng

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Big Money Moves

Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez moved to Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors in a £615,000-a-week deal for the 2017 season.

Shenhua are reported to have paid Boca in the region of £71m to secure the Argentine's services.

Another massive coup was the capture of former Chelsea ace Oscar from Chelsea by Shenhua's rivals, Shanghai SIPG, in a £52m deal at the end of 2016.

The 25-year-old Brazilian's £400,000 a week deal sees him line up alongside compatriot Hulk at the club.

And it's not just on the pitch that Super League clubs are attracting big names, there are no shortage of top coaches plying their trade in China also. Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, ex-Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Tottenham Hotspur's old boss André Villas-Boas have all been lured to the country's top tier.

Biggest Club

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao have been the most successful club in the CSL over the past several years, having won the title for six seasons in a row. China’s second-richest man, Jack Ma, is a major shareholder, hence Taobao - his e-commerce platform - in the club’s title. The club is managed by Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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How To Watch & Bet On Live Football Streaming

Step 1: Go to bet365Step 2: Register or sign in

Step 3: Watch & bet on football live online

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