“The War made me a football coach” – Changchun Yatai’s Dragan Okuka

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Dragan Okuka made waves two seasons ago by leading unfashionable Jiangsu Sainty to runners-up spot in the CSL, pushing powerhouse club Guangzhou Evergrande all the way.

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


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.

Attending a Guangzhou R&F Match: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

R&F and Liaoning at Yuexiushan

Chinese domestic football had an early summer break for the World Cup but the third round of the CFA cup takes place midweek before the Chinese Super League matches resume at the weekend.…

Sven – I wanted to coach Chinese national side, but CFA offered Olympic role instead

Sven Goran Eriksson Guangzhou R&F manager

Sven-Goran Eriksson, currently coach of high-flying Guangzhou R&F, makes an amazing revelation in an interview originally published in his club’s match day program.

China-based players at the World Cup – who’s going and who is not?

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China may have yet again failed to qualify for the World Cup, but the Chinese Super League looks set to be represented with a record number of players this summer on football’s biggest stage.

Going to Gongti: A view from the away end

R&F at Gongti

Your WEF correspondent travelled to Beijing to watch Guoan host Guangzhou R&F and here relates what fans in the away end at Gongti can expect as well as some experiences more unique to following R&F.

Exclusive Interview: Michael Campion of Sun Pegasus FC and Hong Kong


Michael Campion of Sun Pegasus and Hong Kong is not your ordinary footballer but then how many investment bankers turned wine merchants turned full-time footballers are active in the professional game?…

2014 CGFx : China Grassroots Football Expo


Football forces from Beijing and Hong Kong converged in small town Tonglu, Zhejiang province to participate in the 2014 CGFx (China Grassroots Football) event.…

WEF Exclusive – Petar Jelic Interview

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New Guangdong Sunray Cave striker Petar Jelic  opened his scoring account in the China League One with a header in last weekend’s draw with Qingdao.…

WEF Exclusive Interview: Kim Pan-Gon – Hong Kong National Team Manager


Hong Kong national team manager Kim Pan-Gon is an affable and wise man who has spent the last fourteen years at the heartbeat of Hong Kong football.…