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Pub Talk: China’s world cup qualifying success – celebrate or castigate?

This week its all positivity and love in the pub as your dynamic pair reflect on a job well done by China getting to the final stage of World Cup qualifying – jump straight in and order a pint!   Shanghai Ultra: Greetings B, spring is in the air, doesn’t the pub look lovely? Bcheng: […]

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China scrape into final round of World Cup qualifying with 2-0 win over Qatar

China have edged in to the final round of Asian World Cup qualification thanks to a 2-0 win over Qatar. Second half goals from Huang Bowen and Wu Lei were enough to topple the Qataris and put China through as one of the best runners-up as results elsewhere went their way. Qatar arrived in Xi’an […]

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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 […]