WC Qualifying: Yang Xu scores four in 12-0 Demolition of Bhutan

China warmed up for Tuesday’s crunch clash with Hong Kong by demolishing Bhutan in Changsha. Yang Xu scored four first half goals, while Yu Hanchao and second half substitute Wang Yongpo both scored a brace. Mei Fang opened the scoring with his first ever international goal, Zhang Xizhe struck China’s last, Yu Dabao got on […]

Hong Kong Round Up: A Spectacular Own Goal for the Local Game

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong Versus China – An Own Goal for the Local Game The most significant Hong Kong versus China football match ever played and probably Hong Kong’s most anticipated […]

2018 WC Qualifying Preview: Six points essential from games against Bhutan and Hong Kong

After falling to Qatar last time out, China resume their World Cup qualifying campaign when they host Bhutan in Changsha this Thursday. But with that result in little doubt, Guozu’s real focus is on next Tuesday’s clash in Hong Kong where a repeat of September’s 0-0 draw would pretty much eliminate China from contention for […]

Hong Kong Round-Up: Hong Kong Stumble Past Bhutan while China World Cup Match Set for tiny Mong Kok Stadium

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong Edge Past Bhutan with Goal at the Death Playing an international away game is always a challenge but that is always dependent on the opposition and the […]

China’s World Cup hopes hanging by a thread thanks to limp 1-0 defeat in Qatar

China’s World Cup qualification hopes are hanging by a thread after a disappointing 1-0 defeat in Doha. A 22nd minute header from Karim Boudiaf was the difference between the sides, as China only really came to life in the final twenty minutes of the game. Despite a late volley from Yu Hanchao drifting just wide, […]