AFC Under-23 Championships: 17 minute disintegration sees China lose 3-1 to Qatar

A fine first half free kick from Liao Lisheng counted for nothing as China’s under-23s endured an emphatic second half collapse on their way to a 3-1 defeat to hosts Qatar in their Asian Championships opener. Liao ensured China were rewarded for a strong first half performance when he deftly lifted a free kick up […]

Under-23 Asian Championships Preview: China chase Olympic qualification under shadow of Perrin sacking

The Chinese national football team hit the headlines this week when Alain Perrin was sacked as manager after 23 months in charge. A poor World Cup qualification campaign, which has seen two embarrassing goalless draws with Hong Kong and a limp 1-0 defeat in Qatar, has all but erased the memory of last January’s relatively […]

Perrin sacked as China national team coach

Following a disappointing two-year tenure, Alain Perrin has been relieved of his position as China national team coach, according to the Chinese Football Association. The Frenchman returned to China following a Christmas and New Year holiday and was summoned to CFA headquarters to be told of his fate. A statement from the CFA read, “Following an […]

Hong Kong Round-Up: Cheers and Jeers on a Historical Night in Hong Kong

Hong Kong and China Draw Nil All in Epic Encounter  November 17th saw Hong Kong finally face China and it was billed as the “Game of the decade” if not the century. The eagerly awaited Hong Kong versus China match definitely lived up to it’s billing as a night of high drama, intensity and passion […]

Pitch Farce Fury as thousands of Fans Miss Biggest Hong Kong Game in History

Wild East Football’s JRP Borthwick assesses the mood before Hong Kong’s most important international game in history – a massive clash against PR China… On Tuesday 17 November Hong Kong will face China in a vital 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture at the city’s Mong Kok Stadium. What is being described in football circles as […]