Shandong on Championship brink

The Chinese Super League resumed last weekend after yet another break, this time for the Chinese national day holiday week, and another round of international fixtures. China put in a decent performance against Syria on October 8 to win 2-1. Your correspondent took in most of the game on China’s state sports channel, CCTV 5. […]

Feng Ren Liang – a new hope?

As we all know, Chinese football hasn’t had an awful lot to shout about for quite some time. But during the international break , which saw the Chinese Super League and many domestic leagues all over the world take a breather last weekend to allow international friendlies and continental cup qualifiers take place, a new […]

China v. Germany int’l game at Shanghai Stadium tomorrow

Saving face will be the goal of China’s much-maligned international football team as it hosts Germany in a friendly international football tomorrow evening at Shanghai Stadium. Manchester United PLC lost 2-0 to Barcelona in an unremarkable Champions League final last night – a game which signifies the domestic football season in Europe is nearly over. […]

Olympic football kicks off… but who will be watching?

The Olympic countdown has been a long and tedious one but mercifully for football fans like ourselves it reaches zero a day earlier – the men’s Olympic Football tournament kicks off tomorrow evening. And fans of the ladies game need wait no longer – the action commences tonight in Tianjin. Regardless of the merits of […]

Battling draw keeps China’s Asian Cup dream alive

Despite squandering a two-goal lead, China battled hard to put themselves within touching distance of a place in the second round of the Asian Cup after drawing 2-2 with regional footballing powerhouse Iran last night. China were 1-0 up after just six minutes thanks to a stunning 30-yard free kick from Energie Cottbus midfielder Shao […]