Hong Kong FA chief: We want to enter Chinese FA Cup

In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Hong Kong FA Mark Sutcliffe reveals his belief that  entering a team from the SAR into the Chinese FA would be an ideal first step towards some integration with the Mainland Chinese football system. The suggestion that a Hong Kong team may one day play in the CSL has been mooted several […]

Guangzhou Evergrande draw Western Sydney Wanderers quarterfinal

Reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande will face A League side Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarterfinal of the 2014 AFC Asian Champions League, following the draw conducted in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday afternoon. Evergrande are the first side to reach the quarterfinal stage of the competition in three consecutive seasons and will be hopeful of repeating their […]

Evergrande fall to Cerezo defeat but advance with ease

An unfortunate own-goal from young midfielder Liao Lisheng saw Guangzhou Evergrande fall to a 1-0 defeat in their home fixture with J.League giants Cerezo Osaka, although the reigning champions advanced with ease due to their comfortable 5-1 advantage from the fixture in Japan. AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2ND ROUND Guangzhou Evergrande 0 (5) Cerezo Osaka 1 (2) Liao […]

Atkins: Own goal? Liao Lisheng’s development deserves praise

Guangzhou Evergrande fell to a 1-0 defeat to Cerezo Osaka at the Tianhe Stadium on Tuesday night in a game that ultimately mattered little to the result of the tie. Evergrande now progress to the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League for the third year running, but do so with a whimper. Having now played […]

ACL Round of 16 first leg: Evergrande crush Cerezo in Osaka

After an unsteady stumble through Group G, ACL holders Guangzhou Evergrande kicked off the knockout stage of their title defence by spectacularly eviscerating Cerezo Osaka on their own turf. One point in three away group games may have given potential opponents hope that fragility on the road was developing, but the five goal haul here, […]