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 […]

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 […]

Ninety minutes from glory: China’s 1982 World Cup qualifying campaign

China entered the qualifying rounds for Spain’82 as something of an unknown quantity having not participated in the competition since 1958. They ended it having fallen just one win short of qualification. After withdrawing from both FIFA and the IOC in the late 1950s over the ‘Taiwan question’, China were deprived of officially sanctioned competitive […]

China Korea, CSL Expansion and do long international breaks work? – The Chinese Football Podcast

China – Korea tensions in World Cup qualification, possible CSL expansion and the effectiveness, or otherwise, of extended international breaks are on the agenda this week. With host Christopher Atkins, plus resident panelists Cameron Wilson and Brandon Chemers Stream the cast using the player below, subscribe on itunes, listen on stitcher, download or check out other subscription options. Each week we […]