Alain Perrin announces China squad for Haiti and Tunisia friendlies


China manager Alain Perrin has named his 23-man squad for upcoming friendlies with Haiti and Tunisia, including a recall for previously out-of-favour defender Feng Xiaoting. However, within just 24 hours of the squad being named, Perrin has been forced to reassess following the withdrawal of captain Zheng Zhi and full-back Zhang Chengdong due to injury. […]

Injuries abound, but Damjanovic provides hope for Guoan


Footie fans in China’s capital are going through a tough period right now, their side, Beijing Guoan, hasn’t managed a league win since well before the World Cup break. Most recently the Beijingers have only managed draws against Henan Jianye and Changchun Yatai, two teams battling to stay up. Combined with injuries to Korean midfielder […]

Debut Batalla goal helps Beijing past Changchun


CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Beijing Guoan 1 Pablo Batalla 67′ Changchun Yatai 0 Beijing Guoan didn’t deliver the dominant performance fans were hoping for, but the side got the season off to a good start taking all three points at home against a weak Changchun Yatai. The goal came late in the second half, […]

CSL 2014 Previews: Beijing Guoan

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The manager: Like Marcello Lippi, Gregorio Manzano had never managed outside his home country before coming to China, unlike Lippi he doesn’t come here with a mantle full of trophies. Manzano’s been managing in Spain for over 30 years, with multiple stints at Mallorca and Atletico Madrid, but only has a Copa del Rey to […]

Hat trick for Zhang as Guoan destroys R&F


Beijing Guoan 6-0 Guangzhou R&F Chinese Super League Matchday 24 Shao Jiayi 12′, Zhang Xizhe 37′ (pk), 56′, 85′, Utaka 69′, 90(+1) Attendance: 33,968 It was a Beijing beat down for Sven and his Guangzhou R&F side, as Beijing Guoan put six on them, further solidifying the final Asian Champions League spot during a rare […]

Camacho keeps things much the same, though a few new faces for June friendlies

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Manager Jose Antonio Camacho has announced his squad for China’s three upcoming friendlies and while it includes a few names, it doesn’t seem the manager has gone far enough to bring in young talent. While Camacho is insistent on seeing all nine players from Guangzhou Evergrande remain in the squad, he has finally looked to […]

Guoan do just enough; Guizhou fall just short

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-0 Beijing Guoan AFC Champions League Matchday 6 Attendance: 5,719 Guizhou Renhe 2-2 Suwon Bluewings Sun Jihai 45′, Zhang Chenglin 86′; Lee Jongmin 35′, Kwan Changhoon 55′ AFC Champions League Matchday 6 Attendance: 28,000 Beijing Guoan earned a point and a ticket into the Round of 16 with their draw at Sanfrecce Hiroshima […]

Memorable win as Beijing gets late goal against Hiroshima


On a night when security was higher than even during the Olympics, Worker’s Stadium was a fortress for Beijing Guoan, who kept all three points in the capital, defeating Japanese champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-1. Once again it was an unlikely source that opened the scoring for Guoan, who were pressuring the Japanese side from the […]

Stanojevic: Guoan can compete for the CSL title

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In lieu of a preview of today’s matches, we’re featuring our translation of an interview between the Guangzhou paper Soccer News and Guoan manager Aleksandar Stanojevic. The manager talks about a number of different subjects and it appears he’s more than ready for tonight’s face-off against Sanfrecce Hiroshima. With Sanfrecce having lost at home in […]

Guoan gets off to a good start once again in season opener

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Beijing Guoan’s history of starting the season on the right foot continued this year as the club managed an impressive 4-1 win over newly promoted side Shanghai East Asia. The match had everything you could ask for with goals galore as well as appearances from two of Beijing’s foreigners who are still recovering, Freddie Kanoute […]