North Terrace News: Up For the Cup

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Shanghai Shenhua finall have the chance to shift their focus away from a series of dead-rubbers in the league, and welcome Yangtze Delta rivals Jiangsu Sainty to Hongkou for the first leg of this season’s CFA Cup semi-finals.

‘We don’t need famous players’ says Hainiu’s Herman ahead of Shandong Cup derby

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Chinese FA Cup surprise side Qingdao Hainiu arranged themselves a local derby against Chinese Super League heavyweights Shandong Luneng in the last four after a great run sees them compete for a spot in the final.…

CFA Cup Quarterfinals Wrap: Derbies abound in the semis

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Last night’s results set up two “derbies” in the CFA Cup semifinals as Shandong Luneng will travel to Qingdao while Jiangsu and Shenhua face off.

Henan takes biggest scalp of CFA Cup as quarterfinals set

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Henan Jianye followed up their weekend league victory over Beijing Guoan by taking down Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 with a great comeback win.…

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.…

Hong Kong FA chief: We want to enter Chinese FA Cup

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In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Hong Kong FA Mark Sutcliffe reveals his belief that  entering a team from the SAR into the Chinese FA would be an ideal first step towards some integration with the Mainland Chinese football system.

Upset time? CFA Cup resumes today

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While the Chinese Super League doesn’t begin until this weekend, those looking to satisfy their football craving now that the World Cup is over can revel in another cup competition, the Chinese FA Cup.…

Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

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After the second leg of the CFA final last Saturday, which saw Guizhou Renhe deny Guangzhou Evergrande the treble, four Evergrande supporters and sometime contributers to WEF (Damian, Piers, Fee, and GZBiffo) gathered to discuss which players had been most vital to their team’s incredible dominance of 2013.

Guizhou Renhe Claim CFA Cup Despite Loss at Tianhe

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After a 2-0 victory in the home leg last weekend, Guizhou Renhe went to Tianhe Stadium knowing that if they scored one, their opponents would need four to deprive them of the CFA Cup.…

Yu’s double gives Guizhou the advantage

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Guangzhou Evergrande’s slogan is having “never won enough”, but that may have come to its conclusion after Guizhou Renhe’s Yu Hai knocked in a brace Sunday afternoon with no answer from the champions of Asia.…