No need to focus on China’s loss to Brazil

China experienced a crushing defeat to Brazil yesterday. I don’t want to talk about it too much, the Seleção played brilliantly while a beat up, tired Chinese side limped through it. The loss is the worst ever for the national team. While it was a horrible performance, we at don’t want to overreact and instead feel its […]

Pub Talk: China’s Failure, the CFA Cup Final, and Sven

Your two intrepid correspondents are back this week and talking about the Chinese national team’s failure, amazingly the name Ma Chongchong comes up.  There’s also discussion of the CFA Cup (11/19, 16:00 kick off) between Shandong and Tianjin.  BCheng and Shanghai Ultra both agree Shandong will be victorious, which almost guarantees Tianjin will win.  Finally, […]

Repost from the Past: Whither Chinese Soccer?

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on in July 2010.  At that point, days before the World Cup final between Spain and Holland, there was a lot of discussion in Chinese media and online about the sorry state of Chinese soccer and why they continued to fail when it came to international competitions.  […]

World Cup Qualifier 5: Singapore 0 – 4 China

Editor’s Note: We woke up to the news that Iraq defeated Jordan 3-1 and so that last remaining bit of hope that for China has now been crushed and they are officially eliminated from qualifying. It’s too little too late from China.  They finally cruised past a team, finding their scoring shoes, but only after […]

Camacho, the players or the board: who is to blame for another failed Chinese World Cup Campaign?

This commentary was first posted at Chinese fans are used to disappointment, but things were looking up in 2011 thanks to some good performances from the national team and a lucky draw that gave China one of the easier qualifying groups in third round World Cup qualifying through the Asian Football Confederation. The appointment […]