Eastern’s Asian Champions League debut against Guangzhou Evergrande was memorable for many reasons, but the most important one is in danger of being forgotten – the lack of any visiting supporters. It’s an issue which may not look significant to some, but in actual fact it has potentially serious repercussions for Asian football. The stage […]
With less than a minute of regular time remaining inside the bleakly empty Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jiangsu Suning seemed to have collected a credible point against an enterprising and dangerous Jeju United FC side. However, following a probing Zhou Yun free kick from deep, the ball fell to Ramires whose low drive found the […]
AFC Champions League Group G Guangzhou Evergrande 7 Eastern 0 Attendance: 38631 Hopes were high for Eastern as they made their Asian Champions league debut in the intimidating surroundings of Tianhe stadium but any glimmer of a gaining an unexpected away result was all but rendered impossible within three minutes of play when the first […]
Hong Kong champions, Eastern, will embark their first ever Asian Champions league group stage match this coming Wednesday without any of their supporters to cheer them on despite the game taking place less than 130km away in Guangzhou. The ACL debutants take on the seasoned Asian Champions League veterans in the imposing surrounding of Tianhe Stadium, […]
“China flexes her football muscles” and “Chinese aim for place in the World Cup”: two headlines that could’ve been written in 2017 but were in fact in a Celtic match programme from 8th August 1979. That summer a squad of 17 Chinese players travelled to Europe for a long forgotten two month tour of France, […]
In October 1977, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the New York Yankees were on their way to another World Series win and the Chinese national team was in America to play three friendlies against the USA, and on their ground-breaking first tour to the capitalist West, the Chinese would also play five games in […]
An early contender for most unlikely pre-season friendly in the world in 2017 will take place in Malawi’s new Bingu National Stadium when Guangzhou R&F play Malawi’s under 23 side.
A night of drama unfolded at Hong Kong stadium as Kitchee defeated Hanoi FC of Vietnam 3-2 in a wildly unpredictable and entertaining match which saw the lead change hands several times. Asian Champions League Qualifier Kitchee 3 Sandro 85′ Akande 108′ Lam Ka Wai 120+3′ Hanoi FC 2 Marronkle 73′ Marronkle 115′ Attendance: […]
The tropical island of Hainan is a Spring Festival favorite for Chinese tourists keen to swap chouku (leggings) for bathing suits and noxious AQI levels for seaside vitamin D.
The true mark of successful person is often not the image they portray to the watching world; it is often the struggles and obstacles they have overcome with persistence to reach their desired destination. When faced with challenges, a person can either be cynical or world-weary or friendly and full of positivity. Luckily, Nikola Komazec, is […]
The inaugural China Cup came to an end on Sunday when Chile defeated Iceland 1-0 in the final. However, the trophy will mean little to a nation that has just won consecutive Copa Americas and the main purpose of the tournament was player development. China lost their semi-final match 2-0 to Iceland, before securing third […]