StatSports co-founder Sean O’Conner, left, and Jarlath Quinn, chief global strategist. The  company provides GPS technology to track players and their movements. Photograph: James Forde

Irish sports tech company StatSports has scored yet again with a multimillion euro deal with the Chinese Football Association for its performance moni(...)

Fans of Beijing Guoan display a ‘Green Invasion’ flag during a match against Chongcing Lifan FC in 2015. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Although Jim McGuinness’s new club Beijing Guoan have not yet splashed the big cash on players like Jackson Martinez and Oscar, there is a feeling tha(...)

David Beckham plays soccer with children at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre last month. Beckham is so popular in China that about 1,000 fans stampeded when he arrived to visit Shanghai Tongji University, resulting in seven people being injured. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The heavens opened and drenched the already miserable Chinese national team supporters as they trudged home from the Workers Stadium in central Beijin(...)