• China League One: Ferrara Out at Wuhan, Hebei Derby and Experience Counts at Yifang – 8 Talking Points from Round 2

    With the CSL off for the international break last weekend, the action continued with another eventful round of League One action. Here, is a slightly belated review of a weekend that saw China’s first managerial casualty of the season, a Hebei derby, experience paying off at Yifang and some struggles for China’s newest international prospect. […]

  • China Earn World Cup Lifeline With Historic 1-0 Win Over South Korea

    The Chinese national football team earned a historic win on Thursday evening when they defeated South Korea 1-0 at the Helong Stadium in Changsha. The game’s solitary goal came in the first half when Yu Dabao headed home a cleverly planned corner to give China their first ever competitive win over South Korea. The result […]

  • Ninety minutes from glory: China’s 1982 World Cup qualifying campaign

    China entered the qualifying rounds for Spain’82 as something of an unknown quantity having not participated in the competition since 1958. They ended it having fallen just one win short of qualification. After withdrawing from both FIFA and the IOC in the late 1950s over the ‘Taiwan question’, China were deprived of officially sanctioned competitive […]

  • China Korea, CSL Expansion and do long international breaks work? – The Chinese Football Podcast

    China – Korea tensions in World Cup qualification, possible CSL expansion and the effectiveness, or otherwise, of extended international breaks are on the agenda this week. With host Christopher Atkins, plus resident panelists Cameron Wilson and Brandon Chemers Stream the cast using the player below, subscribe on itunes, listen on stitcher, download or check out other subscription options. Each week we […]

  • China vs South Korea World Cup Qualifying Preview – Q&A Special

    China’s World Cup qualifying campaign resumes this Thursday when South Korea take on Marcelo Lippi’s men in Changsha and WEF has collaborated with Korean football website www.taegukwarriors.com to bring you a special preview of the match. We’re teaming up with Tim Lee, who has kindly answered six questions on the Koreans, with our very own Jamie Mcilroy returning the […]

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Thrilling finale sees Kitchee move closer to Asian Champions League

A night of drama unfolded at Hong Kong stadium as Kitchee defeated Hanoi FC of Vietnam 3-2 in a wildly unpredictable and entertaining match which saw the lead change hands several times. Asian Champions League Qualifier   Kitchee 3 Sandro 85′ Akande 108′ Lam Ka Wai 120+3′ Hanoi FC 2 Marronkle 73′ Marronkle 115′ Attendance: […]

Jiangsu shirk spotlight for Hainan hard graft

The tropical island of Hainan is a Spring Festival favorite for Chinese tourists keen to swap chouku (leggings) for bathing suits and noxious AQI levels for seaside vitamin D.

South China’s Nikola Komazec: “Living through war and conflict made me stronger”

The true mark of successful person is often not the image they portray to the watching world; it is often the struggles and obstacles they have overcome with persistence to reach their desired destination. When faced with challenges, a person can either be cynical or world-weary or friendly and full of positivity. Luckily, Nikola Komazec, is […]

China Cup Review: Shootout win over Croatia ends tournament on a high, but there’s not much for fringe players to celebrate

The inaugural China Cup came to an end on Sunday when Chile defeated Iceland 1-0 in the final. However, the trophy will mean little to a nation that has just won consecutive Copa Americas and the main purpose of the tournament was player development. China lost their semi-final match 2-0 to Iceland, before securing third […]

Hong Kong Round-Up: Senior Shield Winners Kitchee Gain Confidence Boost Before Champions League Qualifiers

At a chilly and windswept Hong Kong stadium, high fliers Kitchee overcame their main adversaries Eastern 2-1 to claim the first major title of the Hong Kong season. The deserved win was a major psychological boost for Kitchee as they currently lead Eastern in the Premier League by one point with the latter having one […]

Chinese FA over-ruled by goverment as foreign player limit abruptly cut to three

In a shocking and abrupt development, Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs will now only be able to field three foreign players after a new rule was imposed on the Chinese Football Association “from above” according to local media reports.