North Terrace News: A schizophrenic season in numbers – Shanghai Shenhua 2016 ratings

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, and then it was the worst of times again. 4th place, preliminary AFC Champions League qualification and a decent cup run see the club hit their pre-season targets – but the truly electric mid-season burst of the team, and subsequent collapse to the […]

Resolute North Korea win EAFF Qualifying Tournament in Hong Kong

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. A well organised and resolute North Korea men’s team came to the East Asian Football Federation second round qualifying competition held in Hong Kong as firm favourites to win […]

China 0-0 Qatar: Disappointing result overshadows greatly improved performance in Lippi’s debut

A disappointing result has overshadowed what was otherwise a very bright beginning to the Marcello Lippi era, as China failed to make their superiority pay in Kunming. Roared on by a boisterous crowd, Lippi’s men had the best of the play from start to finish but couldn’t make it count, meaning they remain bottom of […]

Cheng: Lippi the best, only choice for China

Marcello Lippi will lead China for the first time tonight as the team faces off against Qatar in a World Cup Qualifying match in Qatar. While qualifying for 2018 is close to an impossibility, after Gao Hongbo’s resignation, Lippi was the only possible choice. Granted, it was less than seven months ago I declared that […]

China vs Qatar WC Qualifying Preview: Debuting Lippi won’t have it easy in must-win Kunming clash

 Marcello Lippi’s China host Qatar in Kunming on Tuesday night needing a win to have any hope of reviving a seriously wounded World Cup qualifying campaign. There are reasons to be optimistic about the appointment of the veteran Italian, but Qatar arrive in China with ambitions of their own and will not be pushovers under […]