East Asia’s unbeaten start continues at Hangzhou Greentown

The second Yangtze Delta derby of the season saw Shanghai East Asia maintain their excellent start to the campaign; with a hard-fought 2-1 away victory at Hangzhou Greentown, in a game which will be remembered for an exquisite first-half volley by Wu Lei.…

Wu Lei secures point as East Asia draw at Liaoning

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Shanghai East Asia kicked off their 2014 CSL campaign with a 1-1 draw shaded with controversy away to Liaoning Whowin at the Panjin Stadium.…

CSL Season Previews: Shanghai East Asia

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The Manager: With the departure of Gao Hongbo following the close of last season, control over the side was handed to his assistant, Xi Zhikang.…

China falls ass backwards into Asian Cup

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Younis Mahmood 22, 42
Adi Adnan 58

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Zhang Xizhe (pk) 73

Despite an embarrassing 3-1 defeat against Iraq, China will take part in next year’s Asian Cup thanks to qualifying as the best third place team.…

China 1-0 Indonesia: Wu Lei header secures victory

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Asian Cup 2015 Qualifying

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China remain on course for Asian Cup 2015 qualification after a 1-0 victory over Indonesia in Xi’an on Friday night, a result which leaves Fu Bo’s side on seven points after four fixtures.…

The Mads Davidsen Column: Analyzing CSL 2013′s winners and losers

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The Chinese Super League 2013 is now over after an interesting season with Guangzhou Evergrande, as expected, the champions, while Shanghai East Asia were the surprise package of the year as the promoted team lifted the CSL’s quality of football.…

Wu Lei: I want to be in Europe, the sooner the better

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A few weeks ago I sat down with Wu Lei at the national team’s hotel in Beijing. The young striker didn’t dominate the room when he entered, in fact few in the lobby paid attention to him, nor did he come across as a football star, instead he was your average 21 year old, shy and not used to all the hype that surronds him.

China holds on against the Aussies; finishes second

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In the final match of the East Asian Cup, China continued their somewhat surprising performance to beat Australia 4-3, though Japan’s late winner against Korea mean that China fall to the runners up spot in the competition.…

Hui minority footballers leading China’s next generation

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Fairly early into any stay in China, you will almost certainly be told that this is a country with 56 ethnic groups, rather than the singular Chinese identity that it most coming into the country would imagine.…

Wu Lei hat-trick as East Asia hit Shenxin for six

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Shanghai Shenxin 1-6 Shanghai East Asia

China Super League Round 12

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Attacking midfielder Wu Lei hit his first Chinese Super League hat-trick on Sunday evening to help his Shanghai East Asia side to a stunning 6-1 away win over hapless local rivals Shanghai Shenxin.…