Messi’s Absence in Hong Kong Game Sparks Anger, Boycott Calls in China
By Kanis Leung
Disappointment from Hong Kong fans ballooned into a nationalistic controversy after the soccer superstar took the pitch in Japan.
China Again Misses World Cup
By Stephen Wade
China has played only once in the World Cup, and that was in 2002 when it lost all three games and failed to score a single goal.
COVID-19 Complicates China’s ‘Football Dream’
By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s men’s national team has remained firmly stuck in the lower echelons of international football, as evidenced by its current long-shot quest to reach the World Cup.
Asia Winning World Cup (Off The Field, That Is)
By Anthony Fensom
China's team may not have made it, but its companies are well represented at the World Cup.