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Top Places To Play Football

HubHao visited some of the best places to play football in the area with the city’s top coaches. Javi Moros played in the prestigious King’s Cup in Spain as a teenager and later went to compete as a professional in the Third Division. Now he coaches in Dongguan. Andre Ivaniienko is the resident coach at Bosem Sports, who is a…

 

Top 5 Places to Play Soccer in Dongguan

From Soccerworld to anywhere In the past five years or so there has been a large increase in interest in soccer in Dongguan. With more Chinese picking up the game than ever before and more soccer loving foreigners coming to town, now is a great time to look at where are top places to play the beautiful game. HubHao looked at the top 5…

 

FC Barcelona on a Mission (Hills)

Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB) and Mission Hills Group today announced a landmark collaboration to make Hainan province a hub of football for China and the wider region. The two giants will jointly open a major football academy in Haikou, the island province’s capital city, in the coming months. At the same time, the interactive FC…

 

On The Terraces Part I – Blue Dreams

There are those that like to watch football, there are fair weathered fans, there hardcore supporters, and then there is John Acton. There are few who have supported Manchester City Football Club with as much passion or stuck by them with as much loyalty. HubHao sent John to experience a match day with each of Guangzhou’s two Chinese…

 

On The Terraces Part II – Red Screams

There are those that like to watch football, there are fair weathered fans, there hardcore supporters, and then there is John Acton. There are few who have supported Manchester City Football Club with as much passion or stuck by them with as much loyalty. HubHao sent John to experience a match day with each of Guangzhou’s two Chinese…

 

The Copa America For The Americans

One of the most traditional competitions of international football, the Copa America reaches its 100th anniversary this 2016. It would be the best of times to celebrate the fútbol in South America, right? To acknowledge one of the two continents where the world’s most popular sport is played – and lived – as a matter of state in…

The-Tricolor-1The Tricolor

The story of Grêmio In the second of two parts, we look at the two biggest teams from Porto Alegre. We spoke to fans of about their club’s history, greatest moments and why they support the Tricolor. Use this link to read this article in Portuguese or 这篇文章也可在:中文. Grêmio Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, or…

 

The Red Dragons

Fans of Inter tell the history of their team In the first of two parts, we look at the two biggest teams from Porto Alegre. We spoke to members of Red Dragon, a group of Internacional supporters in Dongguan. They told HubHao about their club’s strong traditions and decorated history. To read in Portuguese Click this Link. More Than…

 

News From Home: Fabricio Vs. The Fans

Internacional star turns on booing supporters Football is undoubtedly a game of passion. Fans taunt other fans. Fans abuse the opposition players. Sometimes the fans even boo their own players. It is almost unheard of, however, for a player to abuse his own fans. But that’s just what happened in a recent Internacional match. To…

 

People Of The Community: Mateus Martins

When you think about soccer in Dongguan, you think Mateus Martins. Over the years the Brazilian has led the city to provincial championships, set up several schools for children, and helped make soccer a more popular sport. Ricky Bradbury spoke with Mateus about his time in Dongguan. Arguably the most famous Brazilian in Dongguan,…

 

Shoppers’ Guide To Wanjiang Sportswear Street

Customized team kits and bargain sportswear Back home, high street sports shops resemble fashion houses and fashion houses sometimes cross the great divide into sports. This often makes the waters murky when looking for attire to sweat your body into a slumber. Thankfully, here in Dongguan we have international stores like Decathlon and…

Dongguan International Football League II (Spring 2016)

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Dongguan International Football League – Final Rounds

The bumper edition of the Dongguan International Football League round up kicks off with the title decider between Cavera and ATFC. The other matches promised lots of goals and action too. Edward O’Neill & Indigo Freeman reports. Round 12 by Edward O’Neill Cavera 4 – 1 Murray’s ATFC It was the game that many had been…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 11

Winners FC looked to turn around their luck against a hungry Cavera after a disappointing defeat. DG Korean FC tried to leapfrog Maine Road at the bottom with their match against Red Lions. Finally, the second from last Civil War took place between Bilbao and Maine Road. Edward O’Neill reports.   Murray’s Bilbao 2 – 0…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 10

There were two big results that greatly affected the lay of the land at both the top and bottom of the league. Murray’s Bilbao needed to land a title blow to Cavera if they were to keep their own aspirations alive. Murray’s Maine Road looked to upset Winners FC and lift themselves off the bottom of the league. Elsewhere, Murray’s…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 9

The Dongguan International Football League is starting to reach the business end of the season as each result starts to decide where each team will finish. Murray’s ATFC went into another civil war with Murray’s Maine Road. Cavera showed up in a dominant display against DG Korean FC. Red Lions went looking for revenge against Winners…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 8

Every team has faced every other team at least once. Now, in the eighth week of the Dongguan International Football League the battles for titles and pride really came into force. Indigo Freeman reports.   Murray’s F.C. Bilbao 6-2 DG Korean FC Sometimes score-lines do not reflect games. In the first half DG Korean FC…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 7

Round 7 marked the halfway point of the DIFL season and it had two matches that showcased just how open and exciting the competition can be. Murray’s ATFC and Bilbao battled out the toughest of civil wars while DG Korean FC threatened to upset the form book against Winners FC. Elsewhere, Murray’s Maine Road looked to frustrate a…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 6

Round 6 saw Murray’s ATFC, Murray’s Bilbao and Cavera all strengthen their claims for the title. There were 32 goals over 3 games. Aaron Lowe was on in hand to report.   Murray’s ATFC 16 – 0 DG Korean FC Fresh off the back of their first dropped points of the season, this game presented itself as a potential banana skin…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 5

With hot anticipation comes pressure.  With pressure, comes passion and the roar of raging pride in battle.  All three mouth-watering ties in round 5 of the Dongguan International Football League left watching eyes with jaws wide open.  Indigo Freeman reports.   Cavera FC 1-1 Murray’s ATFC Both sides missed the chance to…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 4

The fourth round of the Dongguan International Football League three hotly anticipated games, including an all Murray’s FC “Civil War” between basement club Murray’s Maine Road and title-challengers Murray’s Bilbao. Cavera FC had an unbeaten run to defend against Winners FC, whilst Red Lions FC and Dongguan Korea FC sought wins…

 

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Dongguan International Football League – Round 3

The third round of the Dongguan International Football League had the game of the competition so far with Murray’s Bilbao taking on Cavera. There was another thrilling encounter in the shape of Winners FC and Murray’s Maine Road, while Murray’s ATFC looked to keep their 100% record against Red Lions. Edward O’Neill…

 

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 2

The second round of the Dongguan International Football League saw reigning champions Cavera finally enter the competition, while there was the first of six Murrays derbies and an interesting encounter against promising upstarts Winners FC and last week winners, Red Lions. Edward O’Neill reports.   Murray’s Maine Road 0 v 12…

 

Dongguan International Football League – Round 1

The first round of the Dongguan International Football League was very nearly called off because of heavy rain. But the teams battled in tough conditions to produce three matches high in goals. Edward O’Neill reports.   DG Korean FC 0 v 8 Murray’s FC Bilbao Yura Levandovskyi of Murray’s FC Bilbao opened the scoring in…

Murray’s F.C.

Murray’s Player’s Night

It was time again for the members of Murrays Football Club to gather together to celebrate another great year. There was an Argentinian BBQ during the day and in the evening there was a quiz, award ceremony, kit presentation and prize raffle draw. …

Footgolf (Mission Hills, Shenzhen)

 

Footgolf

A new sport comes to Guangdong Footgolf combines elements of football and golf to make a whole new sport. This year Mission Hills brought the new sport to China. Edward O’Neill entered the competition to learn about this new sport. On The Green I stood on the green of the World Cup course at Mission Hills Golf Club. The course was…

 

Mission Hills Football Golf Championship 1st Round

The Football Golf Championship 1st Round kicked off at Mission Hills.  The Pete Dye course is renowned for bunkers and tricky greens.  This rounds competition saw players work as a team with pairs kicking alternately with one football between them.  We will be looking forward to round two which kicks off later this month. …

Other football leagues

 

Hengli Cup

Last weekend saw the first stop in the HubHao football tour of Dongguan. We headed to Hengli Town, home to the Water Buffalo and famous for its beef. Players from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and of course, Dongguan, competed to win the Hengli Cup. After a long day of football in the heat, the tournament was decided by a nervy…

 

2015 Soccerworld Summer League – Final Round

Yun Shang Cheng and Ping An Yin Bao crowned champions! The 2015 Soccerworld Summer League was wrapped up this weekend with another round of exciting football. The tournament may have been set up as a league, but we went into the final weekend with something like a cup final in the first division. Yun Shang Cheng faced Ba Ling Hou…

 

2015 Soccerworld Summer League – Round 1

Guangdong Dong Po and Yun Shang Cheng fastest out the tracks After last week’s warm up round, the 2015 Soccerworld Summer League finally got underway. From here on out there was no more practice training, no more friendly matches. In League 1, Guangdong Dong Po and Yun Shang Cheng were fastest out the tracks. Yun Shang…

 

2015 Soccerworld Summer League – Warm Up Round

Big wins for Guangdong Dong Po and Dongguan Jin Can Hui Men Ye Last Saturday Soccerworld prepared to begin their 2015 Summer League with a series of warm up games. 16 of the top teams in Dongguan played against each other as they looked to fine tune their tactics and settle their formations while also getting a sneak peek at the…