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    Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part one

    Guangzhou’s Yuexiushan Stadium has a long and storied history. As the birthplace of Cantonese football, and a venue for large-scale public events outside of sport, it has existed through some of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. The first of two articles, this piece looks at Yuexiushan’s early history, and that of the teams […]

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    Cheng: “Perfect” loss to Korea needs to lead to win over Iran

    For over an hour on Thursday, it looked like China was headed for yet another embarrassing defeat, creating few chances and being dominated by Korea, but two late goals changed all the story lines. With a large contingent of Chinese fans in the stands and a ton of buildup going into the match, fans could […]

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    Yanbian’s Gambian sensation: “No-one back home wanted me to come to China, but they are all CSL fans now”

    Astronomical transfer fees on big names has seen the Chinese Super League dominate world football headlines this year but one of the biggest impacts made by a foreign player in China has come from a complete unknown. Last year, Bubacarr Trawally was just 20 when he joined one of China’s footballing outposts – Yanbian Funde, an […]

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    Cheng: National team’s extra time leads to extra pressure

    While almost every league in the world played last weekend, the CFA decided it was best to start the CSL’s international break a week earlier. The end result is that while the team gets more time to practice, the bubble of pressure is built up even more. This is the first time China has gotten […]

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    Shenhua or SIPG? Choose one

    From following the English Premier League to the Chinese Super League. This is a first hand account of one expat football fan’s experience following Shanghai SIPG. It all started when I heard about a Shanghai SIPG supporters club that was offering season tickets for just 500 RMB, I couldn’t believe what great value it was […]

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Changchun Yatai 0-1 Hebei China Fortune

Hebei China Fortune beat Changchun Yatai, meaning Hebei edge their way up the Chinese Super League table and Changchun remain rock bottom. Chinese Super League Changchun Yatai 0 Hebei China Fortune 1 Luo 60 Preamble Looking at the teams as they were being announced on the giant electronic board, one could not help but be […]

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Xihu Insider: Greentown suffer away loss in Tianjin

With Greentown being lauded for their promotion of young Chinese talent and Tianjin sparking into life in round three with a pulsating 4-4 draw away at Changchun, the result of this clash between two of last season’s relegation candidates was difficult to call. Heading into this game, Tianjin were still searching for their first win […]

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North Terrace News: Shenhua click into gear, stuttering Shandong next up

It’s Sunday Night Football again at Hongkou this week, with Shanghai Shenhua welcoming a Shandong Luneng side making a disappointing start to 2016. Can the blues put the boot in and kick an old rival while they’re down? 2016 starts here It’s been an odd start to the CSL season in many ways – the […]

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Pub Talk: Two wounded beasts duel – Beijing Guoan, Guangzhou Evergrande and the new money teams.

The weather is never far from the pub agenda, this week spring is springing which means the CSL is getting into full swing. Evergrande and Guoan who face off and your pair discuss this big game – can both teams get over their disappointing starts to far? The pub pundits ponder. The Asian Champions League […]

Urawa put Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao on brink of ACL elimination

Urawa Red Diamonds beat Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 1-0 to give a slim chance of the reigning Asian champions moving on from the group stage. AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H Urawa Red Diamonds 1 Yuki Muto 52′ Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC 0 Attendance: 30,282 The two sides last met on March 16 in Guangzhou whenUrawa were […]

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Changchun Yatai 4-4 Tianjin Teda: just like watching (two) Brazil(s)

A ridiculously entertaining 4-4 draw between Changchun Yatai and Tianjin Teda could well be one of the most enthralling matches seen in Chinese football since the introduction of the professional game. This match was a classic, in the truest sense of the term. Both teams have something to build-on: Changchun have the firepower of their […]