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


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


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


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

Qatar left-back Abdelrakim Hassan celebrates a goal against China t the Asian under-23 Championships

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 […]

FIFA Club World Cup: Evergrande through to Barcelona semi after stunning comeback victory over Club America

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Paulinho headed in a Yu Hanchao corner in the final minute of stoppage time to grant Guangzhou Evergrande a stunning comeback victory in their FIFA Club World Cup quarter-final against Club America. The champions of China and Asia looked down and out after Oribe Peralta had put their Mexican opponents ahead 10 minutes into the […]

Al-Ahli 0-0 Guangzhou Evergrande: AFC Champions’ League final finely poised after first leg stalemate in Dubai

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The destination of the 2015 AFC Champions’ League trophy remains in the balance after Guangzhou Evergrande played out a goalless draw with Al-Ahli in the first leg of the final in Dubai. The visitors looked most likely to break the stalemate, but Zheng Zhi’s dipping first half volley was kept out by a fine Ahmed […]

Hong Kong Round-Up: National team falls short against Qatar, Hangs on against dominant China

Bai He (heading a goal for Hong Kong against Qatar) has had a big year internationally  but failed to replicate that at club level with Shijiazhuang

Hong Kong correspondents Christopher KL Lau and JRP Borthwick bring their regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong Launch Brave Fightback in Five Goal Thriller against Qatar – Hong Kong 2 Qatar 3 The Hong Kong faithful turned up to Mong Kok […]

Hong Kong football headed in “right direction” according to HKFA head Sutcliffe

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Mark Sutcliffe is the man tasked with raising the profile of the beautiful game in Hong Kong and by all accounts he is doing a fine job. The inaugural season of the Hong Kong Premier League saw higher attendance and a four team race for the title while Hong Kong’s World Cup qualifiers have been […]