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  • Sep 21, 2014
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AFC Asian Cup

Thanks to UAE player doubt, Hong Kong may be eligible for 2015 Asian Cup by default

Hong Kong could find itself playing in soccer's Asian Cup in Australia next January by default after it emerged that preliminary group opponents, the United Arab Emirates, apparently fielded an ineligible player in the two games against the city.

Thursday, 23 January, 2014, 10:48pm 2 comments

Australia banking on China to qualify for the Asian Cup

It is no secret that the presence of China means big business the world over. Anxious Australia, hosts of the 2015 Asian Cup, are now hoping China can clinch one of the remaining three berths for the tournament with a senior Football Australia official promising that the mainland soccer team would receive massive support if they do qualify.

23 Nov 2013 - 7:55pm

Time to ease the nationality issue

The issue the national squad has with leading clubs, as far as the release of players is concerned, has been well-documented. But there is another aspect where the government lags behind - the process to naturalise players who want to represent Hong Kong. 

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Vietnam present sterner test for Hong Kong

Hong Kong need nothing less than a victory against visitors Vietnam to keep their hopes alive in the Asian Cup qualifiers.

22 Mar 2013 - 3:36am

Jose Antonio Camacho takes China into crunch Asian Cup tie with Iraq

The pressure is mounting on China coach Jose Antonio Camacho, with defeat against Iraq at Changsha's Helong Sports Centre tonight in the qualifying rounds of the AFC Asian Cup likely to spell the end of the Spaniard's 19-month reign at the helm of the national side.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:15am

Paying Hong Kong soccer players a bonus if they win is good

This is why tonight, players representing Hong Kong's senior team are apparently reinvigorated and motivated to perform well, with an enticing new "carrot" dangling in the form of a revitalised incentive scheme.

22 Mar 2013 - 3:36am

Kim Pan-gon: Hong Kong must cope without striker Chan Siu-ki

After making his appearance for Chinese First Division side Sunray Cave in their opening match against Chengdu last Saturday, Chan Siu-ki was reported to have suffered a hamstring injury and would not be released by the Guangdong-based club for Friday's group E match.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:47am

Draw not in plan as Hong Kong aims to beat Vietnam at soccer

Hong Kong will refuse to settle for a draw against the higher-ranked Vietnam when the two teams meet in a 2015 Asian Cup qualifying group match later this month.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:33am

Pressure mounts on Camacho after China defeat

Jose Antonio Camacho has come under increasing pressure after China crashed out of World Cup qualifying and lost four friendlies since June last year, including an 8-0 drubbing by Brazil. They won just once.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Ten-man Hong Kong hold attacking Uzbekistan

Ten-man Hong Kong held an attacking Uzbekistan to a 0-0 draw in Tashkent on Wednesday, as the UAE started their Asian Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over battling Vietnam.

7 Feb 2013 - 12:49am