The woeful displays from Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou in AFC Champions League 2021 hint at bigger problems for Chinese football.
Vietnam will face three heavyweights - Japan, Australia and Saudi Arabia - in the final round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
We take a look at the biggest talking points from the final matchday in the second round of 2022 AFC World Cup qualifiers.
On a night when eight places in the 12-team third round were unclaimed at kick-off, Iran, China and Vietnam all secured spots in the next stage.
China will no longer host Group A of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup due to challenges faced by several teams in travelling to China PR.
The number of naturalised players at China PR's disposal is increasing, but will they deliver a long-awaited second FIFA World Cup appearance?
Spain-based striker Wu Lei scored twice as China thrashed Guam 7-0 in the second round of Asia's qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup on Sun
A Chinese university women's soccer team was forced to forfeit a match after a player's hair was deemed to be 'not black enough.'
Guangzhou Evergrande have sacked Yu Hanchou after video that allegedly showed him changing his car registration plate number circulated online.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Thursday it is postponing all domestic games due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic.
Hong Kong football fans booed as the Chinese national anthem was played on Wednesday before their team's 2-0 loss to China in South Korea.
Marcello Lippi has resigned as head coach of the China national team after seeing his side slip to a 2-1 loss to Syria in World Cup qualifying.
China will host the Club World Cup in its new expanded format in 2021, FIFA announced following a council meeting in Shanghai on Thursday.
Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93.
Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson has changed his name as he prepares to help China qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Aiming to boost a lagging national program, China's football association brought on former FIFA female player of the year Sun Wen as vice president.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson is the first player of non-Chinese heritage to have been included in the China squad.
Wei Shihao could see his Guanzghou Evergrande contract terminated, after breaking Otabek Shukurov of Uzbekistan's leg during the China Cup.
With Asian qualifying for the World Cup kicking off in earnest in September, the Chinese are suffering from a lack of confidence and clarity.
Fabio Cannavaro will be advised by Marcello Lippo, who stepped down in January, and the FA have confirmed whether the appointment is permanent.
More than 25 million fans in China were estimated to have watched online as Wu Lei become the first Chinese player to score a goal in La Liga.
Wu is the biggest name in Chinese football after finishing the 2018 Chinese Super League season as top scorer.
Kim Jin-su's header took South Korea past stubborn Bahrain and Qatar wrestled their way past Iraq as the victors move to the quarterfinals.
Son Heung-min may be Asia's most recognisable star, but Wu Lei - absent from Wednesday's loss - has the potential to be just as effective for China.