Xihu Insider: Shock win over Jiangsu sees Greentown take on Guangzhou R&F with the chance to all but secure CSL safety

Left pleasantly humbled by a complete reversal of the prediction of a 0-3 defeat, Xihu Insider looks back at a pulsating round 26 victory over Jiangsu Suning before Greentown head to Guangzhou to take on an R&F side with little to play for as the climax of the season approaches. Home fans can’t believe their […]

Hong Kong Round Up: Singapore and Cambodia Defeated as National Team Prepare for EAFF Qualifiers

Hong Kong have continued their preparations for November’s EAFF Cup (East Asian Football Federation)  second round qualifiers against Guam, Chinese Taipei and North Korea with a comprehensive 2-0 friendly win over a lacklustre Singapore at Mong Kok stadium. The caretaker manager of Singapore is V. Sundramoorthy, the former Tampines Rovers and Lions XII manager, has […]

Uzbekistan 2-0 China: Gao Hongbo Resigns as second half horror show leaves China’s World Cup hopes in tatters

Gao Hongbo has resigned as manager of the Chinese national football team after a comprehensive defeat by Uzbekistan in Tashkent. China’s chances of making the 2018 World Cup in Russia are all but gone after Marat Bikmaev put the White Wolves on the scoreboard shortly after the half-time break and Otabek Shukurov sealed their victory […]

Uzbekistan vs China WC Qualifying Preview: Chinese travellers likely to come back empty-handed from Silk Road sojourn

There has been a weekend of recriminations after China lost 1-0 at home to Syria in a result that makes their World Cup qualification look as likely as a fair and balanced article from the Sun newspaper. But the show must go on as Gao Hongbo takes his men down the old Silk Road from […]

Understanding disinformation: The Sun’s scathing attack on Chinese football explained

Wild East Football was originally established way back in 2010 to report the Chinese game in as frank and constructive manner as possible to counter the international media’s sole focus on corruption and other negative elements. During the past six years we have seen many ill-informed and poorly-researched pieces make judgments on Chinese football, but until now we have never responded specifically to […]

China 0-1 Syria: Home defeat leaves clueless China a long way from Russia

China’s hopes of reaching Russia 2018 took a potentially fatal blow in Xi’an this evening as they were defeated 1-0 by a Syrian side who continue to belie their underdog status. Lightning quick winger Mahmoud Al-Mawas scored the only goal of the game early in the second half when he burned the Chinese defence to […]