South Korea Dominate China to Win East Asian Cup Opener 2-0

China were comfortably dispatched by a well drilled and supremely fit South Korean team in their East Asian Cup opener in Wuhan on Sunday. Kim Seung-dae opened the scoring just before half-time and Lee Jong-ho added another in the 57th minute to give the South Koreans a two goal victory which doesn’t accurately reflect how […]

EAFF East Asian Cup: A Close Look at the Chinese Squad

The Men’s EAFF East Asian Cup kicks-off in two days and after yesterday’s competition preview, we take a closer look at China’s 23-man squad – including who’s in, who’s likely play and the talking points surrounding each position. There were few surprises when China manager Alain Perrin’s East Asian Cup squad was first announced, with […]

EAFF East Asian Cup Preview: A Look Ahead to the Men’s Tournament in Wuhan

The Chinese national team returns to action this weekend when the EAFF East Asian Cup kicks off in Wuhan and WEF tells you everything you need to know about the tournament. Among other things, we let the uninitiated know what the competition actually is, outline a brief history of the tournament and take a look […]

Hong Kong Round Up: Hong Kong Take Maximum Six Points in World Cup Qualifiers

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau along with guest writer JRP Borthwick brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR.… Hong Kong Edge Out the Maldives – By JRP Borthwick Following the 7:0 demolition of Bhutan at the same venue five days earlier […]

WC Qualifying: China Overcome Slow Start to Run Out 6-0 Winners in Bhutanese Opener

China overcame a frustrating first half to run out comfortable 6-0 winners on the beginning of their long road to Russia. Yang Xu bagged a hat-trick, substitute Yu Dabao got a brace and Wu Lei also struck, but a combination of woeful finishing and heroic goalkeeping from Hari Gureng kept the scoreline lower than many […]