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Hong Kong Round-Up: Senior Shield Winners Kitchee Gain Confidence Boost Before Champions League Qualifiers

At a chilly and windswept Hong Kong stadium, high fliers Kitchee overcame their main adversaries Eastern 2-1 to claim the first major title of the Hong Kong season. The deserved win was a major psychological boost for Kitchee as they currently lead Eastern in the Premier League by one point with the latter having one […]

Chinese FA over-ruled by goverment as foreign player limit abruptly cut to three

In a shocking and abrupt development, Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs will now only be able to field three foreign players after a new rule was imposed on the Chinese Football Association “from above” according to local media reports.

Ramires, Choi Yong-soo and disappearing Jo – Jiangsu Suning look forward to 2017 after upbeat 2016

The 2016 season arrived with a new name, a quintet of shiny foreign players, and a topped-up bundle of expectations. The club is certainly far cry from the relegation tickling that went on 2013-2015 and though only the cheekiest of fans could have demanded immediate success, the pre-season game of transfer record smashing did its […]

China Cup Preview: Development more important than results as Chile, Croatia and Iceland come to Guangxi

Tuesday sees the kick-off of the first ever China Cup when the Chinese national team hosts Iceland in Guangxi. Despite speculation to the contrary, the four team tournament, also featuring Croatia and Chile, is being used for developmental purposes as each team prepares to field significantly weakened sides. Here we take a look at what the competition actually is, what to expect from China’s opponents and many of the new face which have made Marcello Lippi’s squad.

League One 2016 Review – Part 4: Hunan & Jonoon down after awful seasons; Yiteng have 2016 to forget & Dalian Transcend relegation

Hunan Billows and Qingdao Jonoon’s League One stints bit the dust after terrible seasons and Zhejiang Yiteng survived, but had a difficult 2016 in their new home.

League One 2016 Review – Part 3: Shenzhen take a dose of Sven to recover from Seedorf hangover; Shenxin, Xinjiang and Meizhou also in focus

2017 is now upon us, but we all know that 2016 is a year we won’t quickly forget. Of course, by now we’re all tired of reading about sizable geopolitical shifts and a slew of beloved celebrities passing on, so it’s time to focus on what really matters and that’s the second tier of Chinese […]