For China’s ‘Steel Roses,’ World Cup Is Only the Latest Letdown

  China’s national team did not blaze through the group stage of the World Cup in France as much as stumble. It scored a single goal...

China to train toddlers at football kindergartens

President Xi Jinping has vowed to make China a footballing force and is prepared to go to great...

China’s women win 16-0 – including nine goals from supersub Wang Shanshan – but...

  The Steel Roses showed their steel at the Asian Games, thrashing Tajikistan 16-0 in a women’s football group B game. Substitute Wang Shanshan scored nine...

Paulinho arrives back in China to be greeted by fans and flowers after rejoining...

  Paulinho has been given a warm welcome back to China after rejoining Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande on loan from Barcelona. The Brazil international midfielder was greeted by enthusiastic supporters...

China’s demand for English football still running hot

  On Monday evening, Wigan Athletic will host Manchester City in the English FA Cup. This, the world’s oldest football competition, is famous for producing...

Stuttgart coach Wolf sacked

  Struggling VfB Stuttgart sacked coach Hannes Wolf, 36, on Sunday after a 2-0 home defeat to Schalke 04. Stuttgart are 15th in the table and...

Bayern overpower Hoffenheim 5-2 in German Bundesliga

  Bayern Munich came from behind to crush Hoffenheim 5-2 in the 20th round of the Bundesliga action on Saturday. The league front-runners have had their...

Another ‘Bird’s Nest’ in China? Feathers fly over Zhengzhou’s new stadium

  A new sports centre taking shape in central China is drawing comparisons with the iconic “Bird’s Nest” stadium in Beijing, according to Chinese media...

Uganda misses out on 2018 CAF Confederations Cup

  Uganda has missed a chance to have a representative for the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations Cup. Edgar Suubi Watson, the Uganda FA...

Argentine midfielder Dario Conca set for China return

  Argentine midfielder Dario Conca is poised to return to Shanghai SIPG after an unspectacular loan spell with Brazilian giants Flamengo. Conca's representatives dismissed speculation of...