• 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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League One 2016 Review- Part 1: 2017 CSL sides Guizhou and Quanjian in focus, along with Huanghai and Renhe

The 2016 Chinese domestic season may be gone, but it is far from forgotten as WEF’s comprehensive review of the League One season shows. Part One features the top four sides, including Tianjin Quanjian and Guizhou Zhicheng who will be gracing the Chinese Super League in 2017. Qingdao Huanghai and Beijing Renhe’s seasons will also […]

Hong Kong and China set to clash in Asian Champions League for first time

Eastern have finally reached the promised land of the Asian Champions league and Hong Kong will see the highest level of continental club football grace it’s shores for the first time in it’s history. Eastern have been drawn in Group G with Chinese club giants Guangzhou Evergrande (CSL), Suwon Samsung Bluewings (K-League) and the third […]

Coaching in “hard mode” in China’s second division – Gary White’s Shanghai Shenxin turnaround

STOP PRESS: Shortly after this interview was completed, Gary White’s contract with Shanghai Shenxin was not renewed, despite an impressive record at the second tier club. What follows is the interview as conducted just before the Chinese football management merry-go-round spun once more. —- Gary White took over a free-falling Shanghai Shenxin back in May […]

League One Team of the Season – 2016: Choosing the Best XI Players from Another Exciting Year

Yet another compelling and unpredictable League One season is over and it’s time to pick through the remnants in an attempt to make sense of it all. In the first in a series of post-season articles, we present our team of the the season. This team is based on League One foreign quota rules – […]

North Terrace News: A schizophrenic season in numbers – Shanghai Shenhua 2016 ratings

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, and then it was the worst of times again. 4th place, preliminary AFC Champions League qualification and a decent cup run see the club hit their pre-season targets – but the truly electric mid-season burst of the team, and subsequent collapse to the […]

Resolute North Korea win EAFF Qualifying Tournament in Hong Kong

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. A well organised and resolute North Korea men’s team came to the East Asian Football Federation second round qualifying competition held in Hong Kong as firm favourites to win […]