• 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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Papiss Cisse on target as substitutes come good for Shandong

Late goals from Liu Binbin and Papiss Cisse helped Shandong Luneng to a 2-0 victory over Tianjin Teda on Saturday evening. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE Shandong Luneng 1 Liu Binbin 78 Cisse 82 Tianjin Teda 0 Coming up against a Tianjin Teda side set up to be defensively stubborn, with foreigners Nemanja Gudelj, John Obi Mikel […]

Carlos Tevez opens Shenhua account as Jiangsu suffer

Carlos Tevez opened his Shanghai Shenhua account from the penalty spot as Gustavo Poyet’s side beat Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in their first game of the 2017 Chinese Super League. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Shanghai Shenhua 4 Moreno 17′ 86′, Tevez 36′ pen, Mao Jianqing 79′ Jiangsu Sainty 0 Goals from Gio Moreno (2), Carlos Tevez […]

Alexandre Pato the villain as Tianjin Quanjian lose CSL opener to Guangzhou R&F

Fabio Cannavaro’s star-studded Tianjin Quanjian side endured a difficult start to the 2017 Chinese Super League season with a 2-0 defeat away to Guangzhou R&F, with goals from Xiao Jie and Renatinho. R&F, who lost several key figures over the winter, banished any doubt over their ability to resist the likes of Alexandre Pato, Geuvanio […]

North Terrace News: Tevez & Poyet’s rough start to continue with Yangtze delta derby opener?

Sunday evening sees an opening-weekend derby, with Shanghai Shenhua welcoming Jiangsu Suning to Hongkou to resume Yangtze delta hostilities. Can Shenhua recover from their calamitous Champions League playoff exit, or will the Nanjing side rub more salt into the wound? What’s the Spanish for “plus ça change”? Shenhua’s official goal for 2017 is to qualify for the competition […]

2017 Chinese Super League Predictions – Evergrande tipped for seventh heaven

The Chinese Super League has big changes this year. Only three foreign players are allowed  per match, one U-23 player must be in the starting XI and another on the bench. What will be the outcome of these new rules? We ask some of WEF crew to find out. Who will be the 2017 Chinese […]

Eastern rue missed chances against Kawasaki Frontale in ACL

A lively and electrifying AFC Champions League group G game ended 1-1 between 9-man Kawasaki of the J-League and Hong Kong outfit Eastern who were left pondering what could have been if they had taken their few chances properly. AFC Champions League Group G Eastern 1 Bleda 14′ Kawasaki Frontale 1 Kou Itakura 52′ Attendance: 5,787 […]