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Lee Kang-in targets a prize greater than glory in the Asian Games
Military exemption is as big a prize as the gold medal up for grabs for Paris Saint-Germain’s South Korean star

John Duerden

29, Sep, 2023 @9:00 AM

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China’s World Cup dream more distant after Covid leaves football in a mess
Delayed Super League is due to start on Friday but the football calendar has been torn apart by the impact of coronavirus

John Duerden

02, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Socceroos meet China with little remaining room for error in World Cup qualifying | Emma Kemp
Australia are three points off group leaders Saudi Arabia and just one point ahead of Japan in their bid to reach Qatar

Emma Kemp

15, Nov, 2021 @8:48 PM

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Chinese football in doldrums as clubs struggle and World Cup dream fades | John Duerden
Chinese Super League has halted to prioritise national team but to no avail so far and Guangzhou are latest big club in trouble

John Duerden

05, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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'No games, nothing to do': coronavirus wreaks havoc with Asian football
Coronavirus has brought a halt to the J-League, the K-League and the CSL, with the Olympics weighing heavily on minds

John Duerden in Seoul

11, Mar, 2020 @11:56 AM

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Why China’s fevered dream of World Cup domination has no boundaries | Barney Ronay
China’s upsurge in fortunes follows the decision to redefine what being a Chinese footballer actually means

Barney Ronay

12, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

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From Nico Yennaris to Li Ke: the name change fuelling Chinese dreams
Decision of a former England youth international to play for China could be the start of a trend that sees the country make its mark at the next World Cup

John Duerden

01, Jul, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Chinese firms pile in to sponsor World Cup 2018 amid Fifa fallout
Brands seize chance to push products after western firms pull out over bribery scandal

Rupert Neate

01, Jun, 2018 @3:11 PM

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Gareth Bale savours 'pinnacle' after breaking Wales record against China
A hat-trick in Ryan Giggs’s first game as manager made Gareth Bale the all-time record Wales goalscorer

Alex Bywater in Nanning

22, Mar, 2018 @1:40 PM

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China 0-6 Wales: Bale breaks scoring record in friendly – as it happened
Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick to overtake Ian Rush as Wales’s all-time top goalscorer as Ryan Giggs began his tenure with an impressive China Cup win against limited opposition

Niall McVeigh

22, Mar, 2018 @1:38 PM

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China reins in Tevez-like spending with view to World Cup success
Carlos Tévez has returned to Argentina and now China has started to focus on fewer big-money imports and more homegrown players

John Duerden

19, Jan, 2018 @12:01 PM

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China under-20 football tour suspended after pro-Tibet protests
Protesters unfurled Tibetan flags at a game in Mainz, Germany causing the Chinese team to walk off the pitch

Benjamin Haas China correspondent and agencies

26, Nov, 2017 @2:55 AM

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