Henan takes biggest scalp of CFA Cup as quarterfinals set

Henan Jianye followed up their weekend league victory over Beijing Guoan by taking down Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 with a great comeback win. CFA Cup Round 4Guizhou Renhe 0-3 Beijing Guoan Guangzhou R&F 0-1 Shandong Luneng Wuhan Hongxing 7-8 (penalties) Qingdao Hainiu Henan Jianye 2-1 Guangzhou Evergrande Qingdao Jonoon 4-3 (penalties) Hangzhou Greentown Lijiang 1-2 Jiangsu […]

Controversy in Shenzhen mars opening of FA Cup 3rd Round

Yesterday was full of action and close calls for Chinese Super League sides as they entered the CFA Cup, but it was all overshadowed by events in Shenzhen. The Shenzhen Ruby players, claiming to have not been paid for most of 2014, came out with a protest banner during warm ups and stood with their […]

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 […]

Upset time? CFA Cup resumes today

While the Chinese Super League doesn’t begin until this weekend, those looking to satisfy their football craving now that the World Cup is over can revel in another cup competition, the Chinese FA Cup. The third round begins continues today with a full slate of matches. With a change to the format this season seeing […]

Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

After the second leg of the CFA final last Saturday, which saw Guizhou Renhe deny Guangzhou Evergrande the treble, four Evergrande supporters and sometime contributers to (Damian, Piers, Fee, and GZBiffo) gathered to discuss which players had been most vital to their team’s incredible dominance of 2013. Each fan (and another who couldn’t attend) had […]