Association Football Culture
Year after year, they keep coming back: Celtic, Rangers, Aston Villa, Ajax. The list of big clubs who love the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens is long, but what is it that makes this unusual tournament unique?Sunday, 15 May, 2011, 12:00am
It appears that the World Cup has had an interesting effect on the deteriorating English-language skills in this town.
With i-Cable holding a monopoly on the TV broadcasting rights to all the World Cup games, those who are not subscribers to the pay-TV service have been forced to find other ways to get their soccer fix.26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Sandton's neon lights are ablaze barely a kilometre from Innisfree Park, the green glow from Johannesburg's glitziest and wealthiest district illuminating the sky above. Below is Nelson Mandela Square, where well-heeled South Africans and foreign visitors congregate to create a cultural melting pot beneath the eponymous statue at the centre of the plaza.18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Fans of the Chinese men's soccer team have tasted disappointment once again, but this time it had nothing to do with corruption or gambling scandals.
Instead, they missed out on seeing a historic 3-0 thumping of South Korea - the first in 32 years of clashes - that should have been broadcast live by state broadcaster China Central Television.12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Soccer is a religion in Hong Kong, especially when it comes to English Premier League matches. So sports commentator Keyman Ma Kai-yan is planning to take the faithful on a pilgrimage to England, the holy land of soccer, in what has been billed as the first religious tour of its kind.3 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
Hong Kong sports fans have shown they cannot get enough of world-class events. So it is good news for the city's legion of soccer fans that the English Premier League is considering playing matches in cities overseas, possibly including Hong Kong. Our city has already shown it is well suited to the hosting of top soccer teams, albeit usually for exhibition matches.10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
After a difficult victory against Scotland last week at Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow, Italy's footballers qualified to take part in the 2008 European Championships.2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
When the sun rises next, the sports extravaganza that football fans around the world have waited for will have begun.
The 2006 Fifa World Cup will kick off in Munich, Germany, at midnight tonight when the hosts take on underdogs Costa Rica, following the opening ceremony.9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
The exhilaration and torment of watching World Cup soccer helps men express their emotions and is beneficial for mental health, a British survey has found.
Two-thirds of 500 men interviewed by the Mental Health Foundation said soccer helps them to share their feelings with other men, while 76 per cent said they would not be embarrassed to hug their friends during a match.4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Employers can brace for sleepy heads during Euro 2004, and plenty of claims for sick leave13 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong Football Academy is organising a Christmas holiday camp for children aged five to 12 years to improve their soccer skills, while helping them to have fun through football-related games and matches.
The three-day soccer camps will be held concurrently at King George V School and Discovery Bay Marina Club from December 22-24 and December 29-31.24 Nov 2003 - 12:00am
TONIGHT AT Hong Kong Stadium, dreams come true for local football fans, and an audience of millions in 25 countries around the world will tune in to watch Real Madrid play a Hong Kong-China team live on television.8 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
The highest prosecutors' office is investigating the role of several of China's top soccer referees in alleged match-rigging.
Xinhua quoted a judicial source as saying the Supreme People's Procuratorate had classified the alleged match-rigging as commercial bribery.14 Mar 2002 - 12:00am
Good news for British fans. Both England and Scotland will be seen live in World Cup qualifying action this weekend. And there's a bonus for England fans with Wednesday's away match in Albania being a surprise addition to the listings.23 Mar 2001 - 12:00am
I refer to the letter by Stewart McGlynn headlined, 'Mediocre matches' (South China Morning Post, September 21).26 Sep 2000 - 12:00am