Hong Kong Round Up: Guangdong Defeat Hong Kong in Annual Challenge Cup

A spirited Hong Kong performance at Hong Kong Stadium in the second leg of the 39th edition of the annual Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup was not enough to prevent their neighbours, Guangdong (Province) from reclaiming the title for the fourth time in a row. In the wide open spaces of Hong Kong stadium, a frenetic game was […]

OFFICIAL: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho joins Guangzhou Evergrande

Reigning Chinese Super League champions have announced the signing of Brazil midfielder Paulinho from Tottenham Hotspur, with the former Corinthians player signing for a fee of €14 million and signing a four-year contract. The figure falls just short of the club record €15 million spent this January on compatriot Ricardo Goulart. Paulinho, 26, joined Tottenham […]

Atkins: Felipão arrives in China with much to prove as Evergrande roll the dice

The wind of change swept across Guangzhou on Thursday evening as dramatically as any of the city’s regular and dramatic storms thus far this summer. No sooner had the four-time Chinese Super League champions secured a 2-2 draw with Tianjin Teda than the announcement came—Fabio Cannavaro’s brief tenure as manager was over. In his place, […]

Weibo reacts to Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande departure

With Fabio Cannavaro departing Guangzhou Evergrande in dramatic style on Thursday evening and Luiz Felipe Scolari announced as his successor, Wild East Football takes a look at some of the initial Weibo reaction to the changes. (This page will be updated throughout the hours ahead)   Guangzhou Evergrande reporter Pan Weili of 3g.cn hinted at […]

Luiz Felipe Scolari named Guangzhou Evergrande manager, Fabio Cannavaro departs

Guangzhou Evergrande have announced the arrival of 2002 World Cup-winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari at Tianhe Stadium, following the shock dismissal of Fabio Cannavaro on Thursday evening. Evergrande drew 2-2 with Tianjin earlier in the day with a team depleted of seven first-team players to remain in contention for a fifth league title. However, Cannavaro’s […]