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China 4-0 Maldives: Jiang Ning hat-trick sets up final WC qualifying showdown with Qatar

Jiang Ning scored a hat-trick in his first international since November 2013, as China secured a 4-0 victory that just about keeps them in the hunt for a spot in the final round of World Cup qualifying. After China scored twice in the first twelve minutes, a slaughter looked imminent, but tremendous wastefulness in front […]

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Hong Kong Round Up: SAR’s Stirring World Cup Qualifying Run Ends in Doha

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong’s spirited World Cup qualifying run has come to an end with a 2-0 away defeat against Qatar in Doha. After a series of positive results and two […]

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Shanghai Shenhua to investigate “provocative and offensive” Japanese flag stunt

Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua have launched an investigation after an individual wearing the team’s colours apparently waved a Japanese flag emblazoned with the Shenhua logo at a match between a rival Shanghai club and a Japanese side. The incident took place at last week’s Asian Champions League match which saw Shanghai SIPG  triumph […]

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WC Qualifying Preview: Wins over Maldives and Qatar unlikely to send China through

With a new manager and not much hope, China are set to play their final two World Cup qualifiers over the next week. Gao Hongbo takes charge as the Chinese look for six points against the Maldives and Qatar with half an eye on events elsewhere as they try to secure a best runners-up spot. WEF tries […]

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Dongbei Focus: Dalian sides host action but fail to deliver

The absence of Super League football this week meant that all the dongbei action was focused on League One and one city in particular, Dalian. Both of the city’s teams were at home over the weekend but neither of them were able to take advantage of playing on home soil. Dalian Transcendence 0-0 Wuhan Zall […]

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Xujiahui News: Derby draw and continental conquest as SIPG head into the international break

Shanghai SIPG’s indifferent early-season form continued this week with a disappointing showing in Friday evening’s Shanghai derby, followed by a much improved display in the Asian Champions League as Gamba Osaka visited Shanghai Stadium on Tuesday night. Xujiahui News takes a look back at the two performances as the club heads into the international break. […]