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East Asian Cup

Time warps at East Asian Cup qualifiers

East Asian Cup

The East Asian Cup qualifying tournament kicked off snappishly last week with hosts Hong Kong accusing favourites Australia of being arrogant and disrespectful.

Monday, 7 April, 2014, 7:42pm

Australia top standings as Hong Kong finish third in East Asian Cup qualifiers

Hong Kong striker Chan Siu-ki stays on his feet during his team's 4-0 defeat by North Korea at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong

Australia qualified for next year's East Asian Cup finals on goal difference yesterday, edging out North Korea at Hong Kong Stadium.

With North Korea beating Hong Kong 4-0 in yesterday's first match, the Australians, level on points and goal difference with the Koreans at the start of the day, had a clear target against Taiwan.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Hong Kong coach urges team to dig deep for victory against North Korea

Australia drew 1-1 with N Korea last week. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon has challenged his players to produce another quality performance as they take on North Korea on the final day of the 2013 East Asian Cup qualifiers.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:03am

East Asian Cup qualification goes to the wire

Hong Kong's Lo Kwan-Yee and Taiwan's Lo Chih-an in action during the hosts' 2-0 win at Hong Kong Stadium last night. Photo: Dickson Lee

Qualification for the 2013 East Asian Cup finals will come down to the last day after Australia thrashed Guam 9-0 at Hong Kong Stadium last night.

8 Dec 2012 - 2:28am

Hong Kong face Taiwan aiming to build on Australia performance

Kim Pan-gon

Hong Kong will have to prove their encouraging game against Australia was not just a flash in the pan as they start afresh in the 2013 East Asian Cup qualifiers today against Taiwan.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:04am

Australians looking for favours from Hong Kong

Australia's Matthew Terrence Smith and North Korea's So Tae-song leap high for the ball during last night's 1-1 draw. Photo: David Wong

Australia coach Holger Osieck didn't win any friends earlier in the week after being perceived by some to have been disrespectful towards Hong Kong, but he's now hoping the hosts do his team a favour as they try to reach the East Asian Cup final.

6 Dec 2012 - 2:18am

Hong Kong soccer team 'needs proper training facility' says captain

Captain Chan Wai-ho

Captain Chan Wai-ho has renewed the call for a permanent training facility for the Hong Kong soccer team, saying it was crucial to the team's future.

The national team's training venues are currently determined on an ad hoc basis, which means the type and quality of the surfaces they play on vary greatly.

6 Dec 2012 - 2:18am

Australia struggle against Hong Kong in East Asian Cup

Holger Osieck has angered some local fans. Photo: EPA

As Hong Kong proved on Monday night, a country's world ranking means nothing on the field of play.

Australia, ranked 33rd in the world, struggled against the 172-ranked hosts at Mong Kok Stadium, winning 1-0 in the East Asian Cup qualifiers, the deciding goal coming in the 85th minute.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:16am

Brave Hong Kong can't quite deny Australia

Kwok Kin-pong and Lee Chi-ho battle with Australia's Archie Thompson. Photo: David Wong

Head coach Kim Pan-gon hailed a U-turn in his players' attitude as a spirited Hong Kong side came close to pulling off a big surprise against Australia, who are 139 positions higher in the world rankings.

4 Dec 2012 - 1:37am

We're not afraid of Australia, says Hong Kong skipper Chan

Hong Kong's Luk Chi-ho takes on Guam's Scott Guerrero and Dylan Naputi in their EAFF East Asian Cup match yesterday. Photo: Nora Tong

Hong Kong will face possibly their toughest task in the East Asian Cup qualifiers when they take on Australia in their second match at Mong Kok Stadium tonight.

With Hong Kong ranked 172nd in the world and Australia 33, it is no wonder many are calling it a David v Goliath match.

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

Kim Pan-gon slams players as Hong Kong struggle against Guam

Hong Kong's Luk Chi-ho takes on Guam's Scott Guerrero and Dylan Naputi in their EAFF East Asian Cup match yesterday. Photo: Nora Tong

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon read the riot act to his players after a poor performance saw them eke out a 2-1 win against Guam in the opening match of the East Asian Cup qualifiers at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday.

Three years ago, in the same tournament in Taiwan, Hong Kong thrashed Guam 12-0.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

New Hong Kong coach eager to prove he is right man

Hong Kong goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai gets in some serious training yesterday in preparation for today's match against Guam at Mong Kok Stadium. Photo: Xinhua

Caretaker coach Kim Pan-gon is out to prove he deserves a long-term deal as Hong Kong take on Guam in the opening match of the East Asian Cup qualifiers at Mong Kok Stadium today.

1 Dec 2012 - 4:09am

Chan Siu-ki back and ready to lead from the front for Hong Kong

Chan Siu-ki is back after being posted missing recently.

Striker Chan Siu-ki will spearhead a 20-man squad as Hong Kong kick off their campaign in the East Asian Cup qualifiers this weekend.

The "bad boy" of Hong Kong soccer ended a month-long "missing in action" saga when he returned to training with the squad last week, and the China First Division side Sunray Cave striker will lead the line for newly appointed head coach Kim Pan-gon.

29 Nov 2012 - 2:48am

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25 Nov 2012 - 4:12am

Sports Digest, November 22, 2012

Hector "Macho" Camacho. Photo: AP

Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition yesterday, after being shot in his native Puerto Rico.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:36am