Resolute North Korea win EAFF Qualifying Tournament in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. A well organised and resolute North Korea men’s team came to the East Asian Football Federation second round qualifying competition held in Hong Kong as firm favourites to win […]

Inspired South China Hold Cynical Johor Darul Ta’zim to Draw in AFC Cup

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Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. If there was a script for this remarkable game then it was clear that neither Hong Kong giants South China or AFC cup 2015 winners and Malaysian champions, Johor […]

Hong Kong Round-Up: High scoreline flatters home side against Cambodia

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Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong Power Past Cambodia The national team have kept up their recent good form with a relatively comprehensive win over Cambodia in an international friendly match on September […]

Eastern Out Of Asian Champions League Before a Ball is Kicked

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Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong champions Eastern have turned from ‘princes’ to sudden ‘paupers’ as abrupt and acute financial woes have forced them to withdraw from the Asian Champions League before a […]

Hong Kong Round-Up: Chan Yuen Ting Makes History and Eastern Win Premier League

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History was made in Hong Kong on April 22nd 2016 as Eastern clinched their first league title since 1995 and Chan Yuen Ting became the first female manager to lead a male team to a top tier football league title for the first time in history anywhere in the world. More remarkable still is that […]

Hong Kong Round Up: SAR’s Stirring World Cup Qualifying Run Ends in Doha

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Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong’s spirited World Cup qualifying run has come to an end with a 2-0 away defeat against Qatar in Doha. After a series of positive results and two […]

Under-23 Asian Championships: 3-2 loss to Iran eliminates China and causes fear for the future

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China’s first round elimination from the AFC under-23 Asian Championships was confirmed on Monday night following a 3-2 defeat to Iran in Doha. A game that was far duller than the scoreline suggests was brought to life in the latter stages of the first half when three goals in four minutes left China trailing 2-1 […]

AFC Under-23 Championships: 10-man China almost eliminated after 3-1 defeat to Syria

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China are on the verge of an early elimination from the AFC under-23 Asian Championships after losing their second game 3-1 to Syria. And there was a sense of deja vu as, just like in the opener against Qatar, China went a goal up through a Liao Lisheng free kick, only to concede three times […]

AFC Under-23 Championships: 17 minute disintegration sees China lose 3-1 to Qatar

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A fine first half free kick from Liao Lisheng counted for nothing as China’s under-23s endured an emphatic second half collapse on their way to a 3-1 defeat to hosts Qatar in their Asian Championships opener. Liao ensured China were rewarded for a strong first half performance when he deftly lifted a free kick up […]

Under-23 Asian Championships Preview: China chase Olympic qualification under shadow of Perrin sacking

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The Chinese national football team hit the headlines this week when Alain Perrin was sacked as manager after 23 months in charge. A poor World Cup qualification campaign, which has seen two embarrassing goalless draws with Hong Kong and a limp 1-0 defeat in Qatar, has all but erased the memory of last January’s relatively […]