Iran vs China World Cup Qualifying Preview: Raised Expectations Likely to be Dashed, but that May Not be the End of the World(Cup)

China revived their flagging World Cup qualifying campaign with a massive 1-0 win against South Korea on Thursday night, but the campaign continues tomorrow evening with an even tougher task away to Iran. The Koreans may be the higher profile opponent, but Iran’s phenomenal record over the last three years makes them a different prospect […]

League One Team of the Week – Round 2: Yifang and Meizhou lead the way after big wins

Round 2 of the League One season has been done and dusted for a while now but, in a new feature, WEF presents the team of the week. Unlike other such sides, it is a team in a realistic formation with all players featured in the position they played this week. So no back threes […]

China League One: Ferrara Out at Wuhan, Hebei Derby and Experience Counts at Yifang – 8 Talking Points from Round 2

With the CSL off for the international break last weekend, the action continued with another eventful round of League One action. Here, is a slightly belated review of a weekend that saw China’s first managerial casualty of the season, a Hebei derby, experience paying off at Yifang and some struggles for China’s newest international prospect. […]

China Earn World Cup Lifeline With Historic 1-0 Win Over South Korea

The Chinese national football team earned a historic win on Thursday evening when they defeated South Korea 1-0 at the Helong Stadium in Changsha. The game’s solitary goal came in the first half when Yu Dabao headed home a cleverly planned corner to give China their first ever competitive win over South Korea. The result […]

China vs South Korea World Cup Qualifying Preview – Q&A Special

China’s World Cup qualifying campaign resumes this Thursday when South Korea take on Marcelo Lippi’s men in Changsha and WEF has collaborated with Korean football website to bring you a special preview of the match. We’re teaming up with Tim Lee, who has kindly answered six questions on the Koreans, with our very own Jamie Mcilroy returning the […]