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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    HKFA sets deadline for clubs to join new Premier League

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 10:02pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Kong Premier League club licence regulations. The criteria for attaining an AFC licence are strict and the unique nature of Hong Kong soccer means for many clubs it will be very difficult to achieve that goal in the first year. The second-tier licence would be easier to attain, the Hong Kong Football Association said. There will be a maximum of 12 teams in the Premier League's ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong restore pride with 1-0 win over Taiwan

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Taipei kinwa.chan@scmp.com Pride restored with victory Hong Kong scrambled to a 1-0 win over Taiwan- their first victory in the current East Asian Cup qualifiers- thanks ... Hong Kong. The Koreans will meet the hosts on Wednesday while Hong Kong face Guam. Just before the start of last night's match, when the China national anthem was played, more than 100 ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Historic goal not enough as Hong Kong lose to North Korea

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:10pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... to N Korea Jaimes McKee made history for Hong Kong but it still was not enough as North Korea took command in the East Asian Cup qualifiers, winning 2-1 in Taipei on Thursday. McKee became the first Hong Kong player to score against the North Koreans in an international A match in 25 years, but the historic goal made no difference in the end as the loss means Hong Kong's qualifying ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong hoping history repeats in East Asian Cup qualifiers

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 11:03pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Taipei kinwa.chan@scmp.com Coach Kim Pan-gon wants to match result of 2009 when they play North Korea in their opener at the East Asian Cup qualifiers Hong Kong hoping history repeats Hong Kong will try to take inspiration in a blast from the past when they tackle North Korea in their opening match of the East Asian Cup soccer qualification that kicks off ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    The game according to Gigi Law- Hong Kong's only active Fifa women's ref

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:12pm by Kevin Kung

    ... for one. Law, Hong Kong's only active Fifa woman referee, is determined to make her name in Asia- following the likes of Sian Massey and Amy Fearn at the top levels of the British game. I find refereeing enjoyable and I am not into those typical spare-time activities for Hong Kong girls Gigi Law "I can be the face of Hong Kong football if I reach the world stage," says Law, who ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Lionel Messi runs rings around Hong Kong

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

    ... rings around HK They should have borrowed the barricades and pitched it around Hong Kong's 18-yard box. That would have been the strategy to stop Argentina as they went on a seven-goal spree against Hong Kong on Tuesday night. Lionel Messi only came on with an hour gone but he took just six minutes to score his first goal, then created another, before wrapping up the night ...

  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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Argentina superstar's appearance isn't enough to fill the Hong Kong Stadium for Tuesday night's friendly as organisers brace ... to turn up and make the "once-in-a-lifetime match" a sell-out, and Kim Pan-gon, the coach of Hong Kong, for one of the greatest upsets of all time. Messi and his teammates, still ...

  8. 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

    ... tournament Asian Cup shake-up a boost for HK Hong Kong should be able to win a berth in an expanded Asian Cup in 2019, said top official Mark Sutcliffe, after moves to increase the number of teams ... standards across Asia. The decision was welcomed by Hong Kong Football Association chief executive Sutcliffe, who said the qualifying competition for next year's finals in Australia was proof ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Age is just a number, says hard-working Christian Annan

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 10:09pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... and international fixtures, including the qualifying rounds for the East Asian Cup, which will kick off in Taipei on Thursday. Hong Kong will meet North Korea, Guam and the hosts in a single round robin ... played 15 matches for his club Kitchee and the Hong Kong team since the preseason this summer. "I never think about it [age]. It is just a number," said Annan, who featured ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Kitchee's qualities on the line against Shanghai

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 10:09pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong champions will be able to gauge how good they are for February's Asian Champions League qualifiers Kitchee's qualities on the line against Shanghai Kitchee will test their quality for the forthcoming Asian Champions League qualifiers when they meet Shanghai East Asia in the first leg of the annual Hong Kong-Shanghai Interclub ...




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