Attending a Shanghai Shenhua Match: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

You’re aboard elevated metro line 3. The train climbs away from ground level at Shanghai Railway station and snakes through the northern districts of the city proper, affording a impressive view of the supertall skyscrapers accross the Huangpu river in Lujiazui. Minutes later, the line ascends even higher and Hongkou Football Stadium sweeps majestically into […]

Attending a Guangdong Sunray Cave Match: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

Can’t get tickets to watch CSL and ACL champions Guangzhou Evergrande? Not interested in Guangzhou R&F’s attempt to qualify for the ACL for the first time? Then give watching China League One side Guangdong Sunray Cave a try. Read on for ‘s guide. Guangdong Sunray Cave have played in many stadiums across Guangzhou, Dongguan and Foshan in […]

Attending a Guangzhou R&F Match: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

Chinese domestic football had an early summer break for the World Cup but the third round of the CFA cup takes place midweek before the Chinese Super League matches resume at the weekend. here takes a look at going to Yuexiushan to watch Guangzhou R&F play. Located in downtown Guangzhou, Yuexiushan stadium is often referred […]

Join in the chant: A rough guide to the songs of Shanghai Shenhua

WEF delves deep into Chinese football culture to bring you the full repertoire of one of its best-known and most respected fan groups, Shanghai Shenhua’s Blue Devils (Lanmo) and its assorted sub-groups. Well-known for their use of Shanghainese dialect in some of their songs, we’ve included audio clips to keep you right – those who […]

The 2012 China Grassroots Football Expo Kicks Off!

The past two years has seen a galvanization of the professional game and its profile in China. Anelka, Drogba, & Lippi have put the CSL on the international football map and CCTV5 has been increasing its coverage of the domestic game. Chinese football is on the up. Or is it? Despite these efforts numbers of […]