Carlsberg Cup

HK's famous win in 2001 is a cherished memory

They were fast, temperamental and they liked keeping possession just like the Brazilians and the Argentinians. This is how former Hong Kong captain Dejan Antonic summed up the Paraguayans who last played here in 2001 at the Carlsberg Cup.

Friday, 12 November, 2010, 12:00am

Three top Olympic teams for Lunar showpiece

Three Olympic football teams will take part in the 2007 Lunar New Year Cup next month.

The Hong Kong Football Association has invited Olympic teams from Australia, China and Jamaica to compete with the Hong Kong League XI at the tournament, which was originally called the Lunar New Year Carlsberg Cup.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

HK continue to dominate Europe regatta

Hong Kong's boardsailors continued to dominate on the third day of the European IMCO Championships in Mondello, Italy.

Cheng Kwok-fai, a light-wind specialist, won both his races, which were held in winds of four to six knots. The 23-year-old is on top of the standings with three wins, a second and a seventh from five races.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Young guns will have to prove themselves against 'big brother' wong

Hong Kong's Wong Kam-po will not be doing his teammates any favours when he races against them in the Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai. While Hong Kong will be fielding a young side headed by Wu Kin-san in the inaugural event, Wong will don the colours of the French team he currently rides for - Tarbes Pyrenees Cyclistme.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

HK hope to exploit weak Bangladesh

Hong Kong are looking for their first win in Asian Cup qualifiers when they meet Bangladesh in a group F match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka tonight.

Having lost their opening match 3-0 at home to Qatar last week, Hong Kong desperately need a win against possibly the weakest team in the group.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Lai's men get off to horrific beginning

Hong Kong crash 3-0 at home to Qatar in their opening Asian Cup qualifier

Hong Kong suffered an early setback in their Asian Cup qualifiers campaign, losing 3-0 to Qatar in their opening group F match at the Hong Kong Stadium last night.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


The Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade will take place on Wednesday from 8pm to 9.30pm to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

This year's theme is Kaleidorama. The parade will feature local and international floats, dragon and lion dances, clowns and marching bands.

7 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

They're patriots and want to prove it in soccer showdown

Hong Kong's soccer elites talk proudly of their patriotism - and would be happy to beat the national team in a World Cup qualifier tomorrow night to prove it.

Nineteen years ago, the Hong Kong team sparked a riot in Beijing with their now-famous 2-1 defeat of the national side, destroying China's chances of making it into the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

30 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Norway's Cup delight

Norway captain Havard Flo hoists the trophy after winning the final of the Carlsberg Cup Lunar New Year soccer tournament at Hong Kong Stadium last Sunday.

Norway beat Honduras 3-1, while Sweden overpowered a Hong Kong League XI 3-0 in the third-place match.

29 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

'Bora' up to old monkey business

Honduras coach shows God-given talent for sidestepping questions

Back on home turf, depending on how one defines one country, two systems, 'Bora' Milutinovic is in typical form.

21 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Splashing around

Hong Kong players trained for the Carlsberg Cup in soaking wet conditions on Sunday at Mong Kok.

Sweden have been pitted against Norway in a Scandinavian 'derby', while Honduras take on the Hong Kong League XI in the 2004 Carlsberg Cup, the annual Lunar New Year football tournament at Hong Kong stadium which opens on Thursday.

20 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Lunar event a test for local players

In contrast to previous years, local players are expected to fill the majority of places in the Hong Kong League XI team for the 2004 Carlsberg Cup. The annual Lunar New Year football tournament at Hong Kong stadium gives a chance for players from the local league to test themselves against top international teams.

19 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Hong Kong hoping for repeat win over Thais

Hong Kong face Thailand for the second time in the space of seven days in Bangkok's cavernous Rajamangala Stadium, hoping for a repeat of their 2-1 victory in Tashkent last Monday.

17 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Bid to lure India and Pakistan

Asian giants India and Pakistan are set to resume their rivalry in Hong Kong if plans to host an Asia Super Cup in November as part of the government's $1 billion relaunch programme are successful.

5 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Festive delight for soccer fans

The annual Carlsberg Cup soccer tournament starts on February 12, Lunar New Year's Day, and the exciting news for local fans is that China's national team is coming to town.

5 Feb 2002 - 12:00am