Atkins: Liu Jian, forged contracts and Chinese justice


There has been a lot to celebrate in Chinese football over the past few seasons and, here at Wild East Football, we have been committed to bringing those improvements to the attention of a wider audience. There are, though, still plenty of aspects of football in China that are deserving of criticism both on and […]

Va va doom to va va voom? Alain Perrin appointed China boss


While the Chinese Football Association has yet to make a public announcement at this time, it appears that Alain Perrin will be China’s next national team manager. The Frenchman is currently in Qingyuan, Guangdong, where the national team will meet and train before heading to UAE for their clash against Iraq, meeting with CFA officials […]

Guizhou beat Evergrande reserves to claim 2014 Super Cup

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Guizhou Renhe 1-0 Guangzhou Evergrande Chinese Super Cup Z. Muslimović 34′ The 2014 Chinese football season got off to a forgettable start on a cold and ‘foggy’ afternoon in Guiyang, as a solitary Muslimović goal saw the CFA Cup holders defeat the CSL champions to win the Super Cup, the Chinese equivalent of the Community […]

Suspicion of match fixing surrounds Tianjin-Liaoning match


Tianjin Teda’s 3-1 victory over Liaoning Whowin has led to many in the media and footballing community to cast a suspicious glance over the match. In a midweek CFA Cup match between the two sides, Liaoning crushed struggling Tianjin 5-0, with on-form Edu scoring a hat trick and Pablo Brandan supplying two more. The midweek […]

Ding dong Camacho’s gone


The Chinese Football Association announced this afternoon that they fired manager Jose Antonio Camacho. There was much speculation the CFA would take this move after China’s disgraceful defeat to Thailand two weekends ago, but for awhile last week it seemed like this decision would be delayed. Last week, the CFA was leaking like a sieve, […]

WEF Editorial: China has hit rock bottom, Camacho must go


Wild East Football failed to carry a match report on the China-Thailand game on Saturday, in part it’s due to some issues we were having with the website, in part it’s because it would be virtually impossible to write a straight, non-emotional piece on that match. As the Chinese Football Association (CFA) is spending the […]

Breaking News: Shenhua and Tianjin face 6 point deduction; Xu Hong barred from football for 5 years

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Many people were back to work across China today and that was certainly the case at the CFA, where punishments were handed down to a number of different clubs for match fixing incidents. Of those teams, Shanghai Shenhua and Tianjin Teda, along with China League club Yanbian FC, faced the harshest punishments of both a […]

BREAKING NEWS: Wei Di out at the CFA

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Reports are in that CFA head Wei Di was removed from his position this evening. It is currently not clear what has brought about this decision. The controversial Wei, with his background in aquatic sports, took over the CFA at the beginning of 2010 and looked to usher in a new era and kick corruption […]

CFA releases roster for first Asian Cup qualifying match

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The CFA announced its roster for an extended training session in Spain next month leading into the team’s first Asian Cup qualifying match away to Saudi Arabia on February 6. The roster contains nine Guangzhou Evergrande players (Sun Xiang is back and new signing Feng Renliang adds to their count), while Shandong’s Wang Yongpo gets […]

Doubly delicious day for Evergrande

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Guangzhou Evergrande is quickly going to need to build a new trophy cabinet the way they’re adding awards these days, on Sunday they did the double, winning the CFA Cup after defeating Guizhou Renhe 4-2 (5-3 on aggregate). They became only the third team (the first two being Dalian Shide and Shandong Luneng, who both […]