Guangzhou R&F U19 (@2.15) vs Eastern AA (@2.87)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Guangzhou R&F U19 will win

Guangzhou R&F U19 – Eastern AA Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 02:30

Amid the closing months of the Chinese Civil War, Guangzhou briefly served as the capital of the Republic of China after the taking of Nanjing by the PLA in April 1949. Amid a massive exodus to Hong Kong and Macau, the Nationalists blew up the Haizhu Bridge across the Pearl River in retreat. The People's Liberation Army entered the city on 14 October 1949. The Cultural Revolution had a large effect on the city with much of its temples, churches and other monuments destroyed during this chaotic period.

After Changsha Ginde were relegated to League One at the end of the 2010 league season, the club was purchased by MAZAMBA and moved into the Shenzhen Stadium in the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong in February 2011.

No longer enjoying a monopoly after the war, it lost trade to other ports such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, but continued to serve as a major entrept. Long the only Chinese port accessible to most foreign traders, Guangzhou fell to the British during the First Opium War. In modern commerce, Guangzhou is best known for its annual Canton Fair, the oldest and largest trade fair in China.

Guangzhou R&F - Guangzhou Evergrande Lineups

A Gothic Revival edifice which was built by hand from 1861 to 1888 under French direction, its original Latin and French stained-glass windows were destroyed during the wars and amid the Cultural Revolution; they have since been replaced by English ones. The Canton Christian College (1888) and Hackett Medical College for Women (1902) were both founded by missionaries and now form part of Guangzhou's Lingnan. Nestorian Christians first arrived in China via the overland Silk Road, but suffered during Emperor Wuzong's 845 persecution and were essentially extinct by the year 1000.[159] The Qing-era ban on foreigners limited missionaries until it was abolished following the First Opium War, although the Protestant Robert Morrison was able to perform some work through his service with the British factory. The Catholic Archdiocese of Guangzhou is housed at Guangzhou's Sacred Heart Cathedral, known locally as the "Stone House". Since the opening up of China in the 1980s, there has been renewed interest in Christianity, but Guangzhou maintains pressure on underground churches which avoid registration with government officials.[160] The Catholic archbishop Dominic Tang was imprisoned without trial for 22 years, but his present successor is recognised by both the Vatican and China's Patriotic Church.

However, the two club owners, Zhang Li and Xu Jiayin, did not view the derby with hostility and on the return fixture, which R&F won 1-0. When the club moved to Guangzhou they soon formed a rivalry with Guangzhou Evergrande, which is often referred to as the Canton derby.[21] The first derby was played at Yuexiushan Stadium in a league match on March 16, 2012 and Guangzhou R&F won 20 at home against the reigning league champions.[22] The venue was significant because it had been Guangzhou Evergrande's home ground.

The GICEC is served by two stations on Line 8 and three stations on Tram Line THZ1. It is the trade fair with the longest history, highest level, largest scale in China.[119] From the 104th session onwards, the fair moved to the new Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center () in Pazhou, from the older complex in Liuhua. The Canton Fair, formally the "China Import and Export Fair", is held every year in April and October by the Ministry of Trade. Inaugurated in the spring of 1957, the fair is a major event for the city. Since the 104th session, the Canton Fair has been arranged in three phases instead of two phases.

The most successful is That's Guangzhou, which started more than a decade ago and has since blossomed into That's PRD, producing expatriate magazines in Beijing and Shanghai as well. It also produces In the Red. In addition to Guangzhou's Chinese-language publications, there are a few English magazines and newspapers. The two leading newspapers of the city are Guangzhou Daily and Southern Metropolis Daily. The former, with a circulation of 1.8 million, has been China's most successful newspaper for 14 years in terms of advertising revenue, while Southern Metropolis Daily is considered one of the most liberal newspapers in mainland China. Guangzhou has some of the best Chinese-language newspapers and magazines in mainland China, most of which are published by three major newspaper groups in the city, the Guangzhou Daily Press Group, Nanfang Press Corporation, and the Yangcheng Evening News Group.

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The domestic migrant population from other provinces of China in Guangzhou was 40% of the city's total population in 2008.

The Chinese abbreviation for Guangzhou is "" (although the abbreviation on car license plates, as with the rest of the province, is ), after its nickname "Rice City". The more recent City of Flowers is usually taken as a simple reference to the area's fine greenery. The city has long borne the nickname City of Rams or City of the Five Rams from the five stones at the old Temple of the Five Immortals said to have been the sheep or goats ridden by the Taoist culture heroes credited with introducing rice cultivation to the area around the time of the city's foundation.[27] The former name "City of the Immortals" came from the same story.

Former England manager Sven-Gran Eriksson was appointed to replace him on June 4, 2013, and given a 19-month contract.[10] Erikssons first full season would see the club finish third, its highest league finish, and qualify for the Asian Champions League for the first time. The team finished the league in seventh, and the club's owners decided to commit their long-term future to the club by establishing a football school in Meizhou.[9] The start of the 2013 Chinese Super League season, however, the club struggled in the league and the manager Srgio Farias was fired. In serious doubt of completing the 2011 season, Shenzhen Phoenix was put up for sale. The club was bought by Chinese property developers Guangzhou R&F who moved the club to the Yuexiushan Stadium in Guangzhou and changed the club's colours back to blue.[8] Under the new ownership results significantly improved and the club gained promotion back into the top tier at the end of the 2011 China League One season. Moroccan striker Abderazzak Hamdallah was a key player for the team, scoring 22 times in 22 appearances.

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From 1923 to 1926 Sun and the Kuomintang used the city as a base to prosecute a renewed revolution in China by conquering the warlords in the north. The Canton years saw the evolution of the KMT into a revolutionary movement with a strong military focus and ideological commitment, setting the tone of the KMT rule of China beyond 1927. Although Sun was previously dependent on opportunistic warlords who hosted him in the city, with the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, the KMT developed its own military power to serve its ambition.

At the end of the 2006 league season the club left this derby when they moved out of Shenyang. The club took part in the Liaoning Derby, which was a regional fixture contested against Dalian Football Club and Liaoning FC while the club was located in Shenyang.[20] The tie against Liaoning FC was the more intimate affair because the clubs shared the Shenyang People's Stadium in the 1994 league season compared to the Dalian fixture, which historically saw few meaningful clashes.

Players registered for the Chinese Super League are ineligible to play in the Hong Kong Premier League, and vice versa.[35]R&F (Hong Kong) played their home matches at the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground during the first season. In August 2016 it was announced that R&F had entered a satellite team into the Hong Kong Premier League.