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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    We learnt a valuable lesson, says HKFA after HK$11 million setback

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:04pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... admitting a valuable lesson had been learned. Only 20,230 spectators turned out for the match that featured four-times world player of the year, Lionel Messi, bringing in just HK$15 million in gate ... this year's World Cup runners-up, cost organisers over HK$30 million to turn up. "In a long run, we should review the financial implications of bringing national teams to Hong Kong," said ...

  2. Sport - SOCCER

    Fifa takes broadside from its ethics investigator over lack of transparency

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:12am by AFP

    ... process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Garcia has written a report into corruption allegations concerning the attribution of hosting rights for the tournaments, but Fifa president Sepp Blatter ... provides evidence of that to the public.” Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar was awarded the 2022 tournament after a joint-bidding process that was overshadowed ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Fifa 'will not publish full Qatar report'

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for legal reasons. Fifa has faced mounting calls, including from Michael Garcia, the former US federal prosecutor who led the investigation into the bid, ... federation chiefs millions of dollars to back Qatar, which won the right to host the 2022 World Cup in a controversial 2010 vote by the Fifa executive committee. Garcia has called on Fifa to be more ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    High times for long-suffering Wales fans

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:20pm by AFP

    ... are finally to reach a major tournament finals for the first time since the 1958 World Cup then Gareth Bale will undoubtedly need to be fit and firing in most of their Euro 2016 qualifiers. So far, so ... million) talisman and his Wales team-mates sees them up against World Cup finalists Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Cardiff City Stadium today. What Gareth is bringing to this campaign is clear- ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Raheem Sterling will silence his critics, says Brendan Rodgers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 12:02am by AFP

    ... Fernandes reportedly decided to withdraw the offer of a new contract for Redknapp recently, while Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood are said to be on the Malaysian's shortlist as potential ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    New-look South China sound ominous league warning

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 08:29pm

    ... of a crowd of 4,000, forwards Lee Wai-lim and Chan Siu-ki scored in each half of the charity match at Mong Kok Stadium, but they should also thank new goalkeeper Cristain Mora, whose acrobatic saves ... and although teams like Sun Pegasus and Eastern were splashing money on new players, he remained upbeat about winning the championship. “The victory over Kitchee will definitely boost our confidence ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Magical Messi fails to cast spell on Hong Kong for friendly

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... are opening the gates two hours before the start." Coach Kim is praying his side, ranked 164th in the world, can match the 2014 World Cup finalists, who are ranked second. "In football, ... city," Kim said. "This is a rare chance for us to play against the world's number two side. I have told my players not to be afraid and to go out and enjoy the experience. "We ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Lionel Messi runs rings around Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 12:47am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in his hand, didn't faze the four-time world footballer of the year. The difference in the two sides was clear. There was a wide gulf but I must commend the enthusiasm showed by the Hong ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Asian Cup shake-up gives Hong Kong 'better chance to qualify for event'

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:55am by Alvin Sallay

    ... increase our chances of making it in 2019." Worried over the future of the game in Asia- none of the four Asian teams who qualified for the World Cup in Brazil made it past the group stage- ... of the global game," said Alex Soosay, AFC general secretary. "As such a new change is on the horizon for the AFC premier competition- the Asian Cup- with teams increasing to 24 for the 2019 ...

  10. Sport - SOCCER

    Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:42am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Madrid Rodriguez joins Real Madrid A week after finishing the World Cup as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed ... in the second round of the World Cup, when he chested the ball down and then volleyed it in, was voted the best goal of the tournament.   “I think they [Madrid] were interested in me before my goal ...




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