FIFA.com previews matchday 5 of the AFC Champions League this week where several teams will look to secure early passage into the Round of 16, including Guangzhou Evergrande, Al Gharafa and Kashiwa Reysol.
Guangzhou Evergrande eliminated Muangthong United from the AFC Champions League with a 4-1 win, while Ettifaq overpowered Al Shabab Al Arabi by the same scoreline and Al Hilal defeated Esteghlal 1-0.
FIFA.com previews the upcoming Chinese Super League season with Marcello Lippi's star-studded Guangzhou Evergrande eyeing a third successive crown.
With China PR granted an extra AFC Champions League berth, a quartet of aspirants from the world’s most populous nation are building for landmark success on the continent.
China PR captain and AFC Player of the Year nominee Zheng Zhi tells FIFA.com about helping the world’s most populous nation back to its former glory, and his thoughts on Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi.
Newly crowned AFC Player of the Year Lee Keunho has achieved much in a prosperous 2012, but the Ulsan Hyundai forward now takes aim at qualification for the FIFA World Cup™ and success at the Club World Cup.