Attending a Guangdong Sunray Cave Match: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

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Can’t get tickets to watch CSL and ACL champions Guangzhou Evergrande? Not interested in Guangzhou R&F’s attempt to qualify for the ACL for the first time? Then give watching China League One side Guangdong Sunray Cave a try. Read on for ‘s guide. Guangdong Sunray Cave have played in many stadiums across Guangzhou, Dongguan and Foshan in […]

Controversy in Shenzhen mars opening of FA Cup 3rd Round

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Yesterday was full of action and close calls for Chinese Super League sides as they entered the CFA Cup, but it was all overshadowed by events in Shenzhen. The Shenzhen Ruby players, claiming to have not been paid for most of 2014, came out with a protest banner during warm ups and stood with their […]

2014 China League One Season Preview

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The 2014 China League One season kicked off last weekend with two more teams looking to reach the Chinese Super League and follow in the footsteps of last season’s champions Henan Jianye and runners up Harbin Yiteng. The likes of Guangzhou Evergrande, Jiangsu Sainty, Dalian Aerbin and Liaoning Whowin have passed through the league in […]

Guangzhou R&F beat AIK in final warm-up match

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Guangzhou R&F 1 – 0 AIK Solna China Europe Cup Lu Lin ’80 A second half free kick from substitute Lu Lin gave Guangzhou R&F victory in the China Europe Cup on Saturday, clinching a 1-0 victory over 2013 Allsvenskan runners-up AIK. Held in Shenzhen’s Bao’an Stadium it was an open game in which both […]

“Promotion is easier than avoiding relegation” China League One fans Preview 2014

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Even to seasoned correspondents, the lower reaches of the Chinese football league system can have an air of mystery about them. With the China League One  season kicking off on March 15, Wild East Football  delves into this under publicized division with what is most likely a first on the English internet – an interview […]

Wu Lei earns East Asia a point after swashbuckling comeback

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Wu Lei finished his 2012 China League One season in style after he led his team back from a two-goal deficit against Guangdong Sunray Cave in Guangzhou on Sunday afternoon. Coming into the game, East Asia probably didn’t think their hosts were going to be too formidable but instead, GSC raced into two goal lead- […]

China League One: Picking the best games in Round 30

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Hunan Xiangtao (10th) – Shenzhen Ruby (8th) Hunan are in complete and utter freefall, and their astounding collapse in the last few months has caught many by surprise. The team who was in second place in the table at the midway point in the season and had one of the best home records going back several years […]

Wu Lei Brace Helps East Asia Blunt Chengdu Blades


A decisive seventy-seventh minute penalty from Wu Lei helped get the home-coming party started on Sunday as Shanghai East Asia left it late to beat a plucky Chengdu Blades outfit 3-2. The home side could have easily played a second XI now that promotion was assured but instead a full-strength side was sent out to […]

China League One: Choosing The Best Games In Round 27

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Chongqing FC (10th) vs. Wuhan Zull (2nd)  East Asia have already booked their ticket to the Chinese Super League, now its down to Wuhan Zull to see if they can get themselves to the party as well. A draw will be enough to seal the deal but Chongqing FC stand in the way of that and […]

Shanghai East Asia fall to Wuhan Zull after farcical home loss

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Shanghai East Asia surrendered their unbeaten home record in the worst possible way on Sunday after a 1-0 loss to second place Wuhan Zull. East Asia started brightly and for the first ten minutes looked like the stronger team. However, a hopeful long ball caught out the home side’s backline and Bruno Camacho gave away […]