• 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 […]


New arrivals on target as Evergrande open with a win

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Guangzhou Evergrande 3  Renê Júnior 53′, Feng Renliang 62′, Dong Xuesheng 70′ Henan Jianye 0 Despite fielding a weakened line-up, Guangzhou Evergrande ran out comfortable winners over Henan Jianye in the second fixture of the 2014 China Super League. Last year’s China League One champions gave a good account of […]

North Terrace News & Preview: Shanghai Shenxin v Shanghai Shenhua

And so it begins once more. The 2014 season for Shenhua begins much as did 2013 — a club beset by off-field issues and worrying squad turnover makes the short trip across Shanghai to their nomadic galline neighbours. Can Shenhua continue 2013’s derby dominance? Club News The close-season has been dominated by strife and upheaval […]

Junior Urso strike rescues poor Luneng

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Shandong Luneng 1  Junior Urso 89′ Harbin Yiteng 0 It was not meant to be a difficult tie, yet expected title challengers Shandong Luneng were forced to wait until the final minute to secure victory over 10-man Harbin Yiteng in their season opener. A deflected long-range effort from Junior Urso, […]

Hong Kong’s Asian Cup dreams collapse in Hanoi

Asian Cup Qualifying Group E Vietnam 3 
Huynh Quoc Anh 24 Nguyen Anh Duc 67 Trong Hoang 81 Hong Kong 1 Lo Kwan Yee 81 Hong Kong’s slim chances of making the 2015 Asian Cup finals in Australia evaporated on a wet night in Hanoi with a 3-1 away defeat to Vietnam. Requiring a win […]

Yuexiushan News and Preview: Tianjin Teda vs. Guangzhou R&F

Guangzhou R&F travel north to take on Tianjin TEDA on Sunday night as both sides kick-off their 2014 CSL campaigns. Can the visitors find an elusive away win or will it be Tianjin who hit the ground running? A new column for 2014, the Yuexiushan Report will endeavour to keep readers up to date with […]

WEARE CANTON News & Preview: Evergrande vs Henan

Guangzhou Evergrande kick off the new domestic season with the first of three consecutive home games against relatively weak opposition. To begin, they welcome Henan Jianye back to top flight life after their brief sojourn down in China League One. Club News The defending champions enter the competition with much the same squad as the […]