• China Earn World Cup Lifeline With Historic 1-0 Win Over South Korea

    The Chinese national football team earned a historic win on Thursday evening when they defeated South Korea 1-0 at the Helong Stadium in Changsha. The game’s solitary goal came in the first half when Yu Dabao headed home a cleverly planned corner to give China their first ever competitive win over South Korea. The result […]

  • Ninety minutes from glory: China’s 1982 World Cup qualifying campaign

    China entered the qualifying rounds for Spain’82 as something of an unknown quantity having not participated in the competition since 1958. They ended it having fallen just one win short of qualification. After withdrawing from both FIFA and the IOC in the late 1950s over the ‘Taiwan question’, China were deprived of officially sanctioned competitive […]

  • China Korea, CSL Expansion and do long international breaks work? – The Chinese Football Podcast

    China – Korea tensions in World Cup qualification, possible CSL expansion and the effectiveness, or otherwise, of extended international breaks are on the agenda this week. With host Christopher Atkins, plus resident panelists Cameron Wilson and Brandon Chemers Stream the cast using the player below, subscribe on itunes, listen on stitcher, download or check out other subscription options. Each week we […]

  • China vs South Korea World Cup Qualifying Preview – Q&A Special

    China’s World Cup qualifying campaign resumes this Thursday when South Korea take on Marcelo Lippi’s men in Changsha and WEF has collaborated with Korean football website www.taegukwarriors.com to bring you a special preview of the match. We’re teaming up with Tim Lee, who has kindly answered six questions on the Koreans, with our very own Jamie Mcilroy returning the […]

  • CSL Referees need greater protection regardless of their decision-making

    It’s not easy being a referee in any league at any level, but in the Chinese Super League (CSL) it appears to be on that fine line between brave and stupid. That’s largely due to the players’ behaviour and lack of support from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). Referees in the CSL are so heavily […]

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Xihu Insider: Farcical red card floors Greentown, as unknown youth player signed by Porto

With Henan Jianye up next for Greentown, can they bounce back from a ludicrous red card and defeat in Beijing to secure more crucial points in the battle against relegation? Loss at Gongti does little to dampen Greentown’s optimism Without a win in the capital since 2012, Hangzhou Greentown’s hopes of securing a crucial (yet […]

League One mid(ish)-season review – part 3: A satisfied Meizhou joined by disappointing Zhejiang, Wuhan and Hohhot in the bottom half of the table

WEF’s League One mid-season (now 2/3rds season) review returns for a third installment to look at how the clubs placed between 9th and 12th in the table are getting on. Obviously, it’s self-evident from their positions that none of Zhejiang Yiteng, Meizhou Hakka, Wuhan Zall or Hohhot Zhongyou are doing that well, but some sides […]

North Terrace News: Can Shenhua stay top dog over local rivals?

Last Saturday’s marquee fixture saw Shanghai Shenhua seal a rousing and deserved victory over Jiangsu, hot on the heels of sending Shanghai International Port Group home from Hongkou with tails wagging between legs. Sitting in third spot coming into the home stretch, NTN uses the upcoming break to reflect on Shenhua’s hopes of qualifying for the Asian Champions League. […]

Pub Talk: CFA Cup mysteries, Manchester United’s no-show and this weekend’s action

It’s hot hot hot outside the pub! You’re dynamic pair use the hot weather as an excuse to cool off with some nice beer. Quite a few topics covered this week, just dive right in and join the fray! BCheng: Welcome back to the pub, Shanghai Ultra, in the weeks we’ve been away, there’s been […]

Xihu Insider: Temporary move brings attendance boost: Greentown buoyant ahead of capital away day

Having not checked in for a while, Xihu Insider discusses the rollercoaster of fixtures that were rounds 17, 18 and 19 of CSL 2016, a silver lining to being forced out of Hangzhou and previews Greentown’s upcoming game with Beijing Guoan. Greentown recover from a hiding in Jinan with impressive win against Tianjin Teda. On […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua and Jiangsu resume a familiary rivalry with it all to play for

With an up-and-down week on the road ending on a high, Shanghai Shenhua welcome Jiangsu Suning to town with Asian Champions League qualification still a tantalising possibility, and looking to lay down a marker before once again locking horns at the business end of the CFA Cup. Saturday night at Hongkou sees the big match for CSL Round 21. […]