China revived their flagging World Cup qualifying campaign with a massive 1-0 win against South Korea on Thursday night, but the campaign continues tomorrow evening with an even tougher task away to Iran. The Koreans may be the higher profile opponent, but Iran’s phenomenal record over the last three years makes them a different prospect […]
With the CSL off for the international break last weekend, the action continued with another eventful round of League One action. Here, is a slightly belated review of a weekend that saw China’s first managerial casualty of the season, a Hebei derby, experience paying off at Yifang and some struggles for China’s newest international prospect. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]