Real and Barca oppose playing the Spanish Supercopa in Beijing

Spanish football giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have expressed unwillingness to participate in the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) plans to host the next five Supercopa competitions in Beijing. The agreement betwen the RFEF and promoter United Vansen International Sport, worth 40 million Euros, remains in its preliminary phase, awaiting approval of the Spanish Football Assembly. […]

Chinese company appears to have purchased stake in Inter Milan

China Railways is famed for creating a railway from Beijing to Tibet, for its high speed rail links across China, and for a massive accident last year, so what’s the next step? Owning Inter Milan. As unlikely as that seems, news broke yesterday that China Railway Construction Corp. has purchased a 15% stake in the […]

Manchester United Shenhua: Match Review

A picture perfect evening in Shanghai left Manchester United and Shenhua fans with a 1-0 performance that saw new boy Shinji Kagawa grab match MVP honors and his first goal as a red devil. The 42 thousand fans left satisfied from a dominant United performance but a scoreline that saved face for local Shanghai Shenhua, who fielded […]

Love Football Hate Business: Fans from Shanghai and Beijing come together to make statement

There was a lot of excitement in Beijing and Shanghai this week about the arrival of Bayern Munich and Manchester United, respectively. Both matches were “away” games for the Chinese Super League sides that hosted them, with fans of the European clubs they were playing coming out in large numbers from all over China to […]

Guoan hit for six in German master class

Editor’s note: Last night’s friendly between Beijing Guoan and Bayern Munich was a very one sided affair, but that’s to be expected when Guoan starts a reserve side against Bayern’s stars. I attended to participate in the pre-match ceremony for those who died in Beijing’s flooding, particularly in Fangshan, but have nothing more to say […]