Malawi’s national stadium to be opened by … Guangzhou R&F

An early contender for most unlikely pre-season friendly in the world in 2017 will take place in Malawi’s new Bingu National Stadium when Guangzhou R&F play Malawi’s under 23 side.

CSL Round 1 Wrap: Brazilians to the rescue for Shandong and Evergrande

The Chinese Super League is back, with a full round of games getting the domestic league season underway this weekend. As ever, Wild East Football is here to keep you up to date with all the goings on from across the division, with our correspondents covering games all around the country once more in 2014. […]

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, […]

Samba in Shandong – an awkward dance beckons?

During transfer windows headlines are usually made by marquee signings. In the Chinese Super League that usually means a big name coming over from Europe. This is not always just players though, it can also include managers. Famous names like Marcello Lippi, who this past year won the AFC Champions League with Guangzhou Evergrande, and […]

Shandong sign midfielder Junior Urso as fifth foreign player

Runner up in the 2013 Chinese Super League, Shandong Luneng have filled their final foreign player allocation for the season ahead with the capture of defensive midfielder Junior Urso from Coritiba for around 15 million RMB (1.8 million Euro). Urso, 24, joins at the behest of coach Cuca following a month of reported negotiations. Despite […]