China’s historic 1977 tour to the USA remembered

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 […]

The first western club to tour China: New York Cosmos’ 1977 adventure

Pele’s farewell tour with the New York Cosmos in 1977 was the first time that a professional Western club had visited China. The Brazilian legend, alongside fellow World Cup winners Carlos Alberto and Franz Beckenbauer, were part of the Cosmos side that played friendlies against the Chinese national side in Beijing and Shanghai. WEF looks back at what happened on this ground breaking tour.

Seven Guangzhou Evergrande players called up for Chinese national team friendlies

Seven Guangzhou Evergrande players have been caled up to the China National Team roster for the upcoming friendly games against Sweden and Brazil. China will  play Sweden in Helsingborg on September 6th and will take part in another away game in Recife against Brazil on September 10th. Shanghai Shenhua’s Wang Dalei received his first ever […]