CFA Cup draw released, Beijing derby in Round 2

The CFA Cup draw took place today with the likes of Wei Di, Jose Antonio Camacho, and a number of other Chinese football luminaries in attendance. This year’s competition features some adjustments from the previous version. This time around the semifinals AND the final will be played over two legs, home and away, saving the […]

2012 CFA Cup to Include 48 Teams, Kicks Off May 26

While we may not have a Chinese Super League season schedule, we do have word on how this year’s CFA Cup will work.  One of the most anticipated announcements coming out of the meeting was the decision regarding the format of the tournament, this year the competition is to feature a total of 48 teams, […]

CFA Cup Final: Tianjin 2 – 1 Shandong

There are many things about this match that make it an “Only in the Chinese Super League” special edition, truly unusual circumstances.  For starters, this cup final was played just days before a major international game, meaning each side wasn’t able to hold a full training session until the day before the match.  Typically, making […]

CFA Cup Semifinal: Shandong Defeats Beijing on Penalties

It was an odd night in Jinan yesterday, from start to finish it was a controversial affair that, if not for it being a cup semifinal, would be very easily forgotten. As with all the earlier clashes this season between theses two sides, it ended in a draw, this time a goalless one, but a […]

Tianjin 2-0 Shenhua: Eccentric refereeing in Shanghai CFA cup exit

Shanghai Shenhua’s season is all but over after crashing out of the CFA cup semi-final away to Tianjin, in a game marred by two harsh sendings-off, and an ugly bottle-throwing incident. Midfielders Yu Tao and Jiang Jiajun were both red carded in very questionable incidents which upset the balance of what was a fairly dull […]