AFC Under-23 Championships: 10-man China almost eliminated after 3-1 defeat to Syria

China are on the verge of an early elimination from the AFC under-23 Asian Championships after losing their second game 3-1 to Syria. And there was a sense of deja vu as, just like in the opener against Qatar, China went a goal up through a Liao Lisheng free kick, only to concede three times […]

Qatar left-back Abdelrakim Hassan celebrates a goal against China t the Asian under-23 Championships

AFC Under-23 Championships: 17 minute disintegration sees China lose 3-1 to Qatar

A fine first half free kick from Liao Lisheng counted for nothing as China’s under-23s endured an emphatic second half collapse on their way to a 3-1 defeat to hosts Qatar in their Asian Championships opener. Liao ensured China were rewarded for a strong first half performance when he deftly lifted a free kick up […]

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Under-23 Asian Championships Preview: China chase Olympic qualification under shadow of Perrin sacking

The Chinese national football team hit the headlines this week when Alain Perrin was sacked as manager after 23 months in charge. A poor World Cup qualification campaign, which has seen two embarrassing goalless draws with Hong Kong and a limp 1-0 defeat in Qatar, has all but erased the memory of last January’s relatively […]

Alain Perrin was sacked by the CFA after almost two years in charge

Perrin sacked as China national team coach

Following a disappointing two-year tenure, Alain Perrin has been relieved of his position as China national team coach, according to the Chinese Football Association. The Frenchman returned to China following a Christmas and New Year holiday and was summoned to CFA headquarters to be told of his fate. A statement from the CFA read, “Following an […]

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CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Plenty of exits as top sides make slow start in transfer window

The transfer window only officially opened two days ago, but that doesn’t mean teams haven’t had time to set the wheels in motion for a busy off-season. That being said some clubs have been more active than others with few marquee signings being made so far. Here we take a look at what the clubs […]

Dori gets the better of BIT's stand in captain Abel Nazario

League One Season Review – Part 3: Five clubs who faced a difficult season

With the year soon coming to an end, WEF finishes off its 2015 League One season review with a closer look at the bottom five. After assessing the promotion challengers and mid-table tusslers over the last two weeks, we now look at five clubs who had difficult seasons toiling in the face of relegation. Shenzhen FC, […]