The World Cup

World Cup 'must go beyond China'

The China market is 'too immature' to restore the World Cup to its rightful place, its title sponsor said yesterday, as the Mission Hills empire, the sanctioning federations and Omega clash over where the tournament is heading.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Post-World Cup treat

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Beating the World Cup blues

A senior manager friend called up to pick Baat Gwaa's brain on how to motivate staff during the post-World Cup period.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Who were robbed while in South Africa to watch the World Cup?

a. a group of Hong Kong journalists

b. a group of mainland reporters

c. members of the Hong Kong Journalists Association

d. officials from the Foreign Ministry

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Watch your snacking, or Big Bro will be nagging

Hong Kong has built its economic success by faithfully following small-government and laissez-faire policies for decades. The government's hands-off policy gives the city full economic freedom, but when it comes to everything else, Big Brother seems to be distinctly hands-on.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story 'Vitasoy profit grows 20pc to HK$260m' published on Wednesday should have said Vitasoy International Holdings' capital expenditure on a new plant in Nanhai, Guangzhou, will be 3 billion to 4 billion yuan, not 300 million to 400 million yuan.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

HK$6m set aside to dampen the desire to gamble

A fund set up by the Home Affairs Bureau to help problem gamblers is spending HK$6 million to water down gambling fever during the World Cup, which starts tomorrow.

The move comes after 1,500 people sought help from government treatment centres in the first two months of this year - a quarter of the anticipated number for a whole year.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Scoring the World Cup

The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off on Friday in South Africa. As with all World Cups, this one promises fantastic goals, sensational celebrations and exciting music. This time around, Latin diva Shakira has teamed up with South African band Freshlyground to perform the official theme song for World Cup 2010. With football fever building, Sunday Young Post spoke to the band.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

World Cup a gambling headache for city's prisons

Gambling on soccer is banned in Hong Kong's prisons but inmates go to great lengths to avoid detection by officers - even using secret codes to place bets.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

World Cup will be more than sport, McCully pledges

For someone whose name will now forever be linked with the game of rugby, you would think Murray McCully would be at the Sevens over the weekend.

Yet such are the demands on New Zealand's minister for the World Cup that McCully arrived late on Thursday night to promote next year's big event - and left the following day. His feet hardly touched the ground.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Use Games victory as a platform for soccer success

The history of soccer is full of shock results and giant-slaying acts. Even by those standards, Hong Kong's dramatic victory over Japan in yesterday's East Asian Games final is one to remember. Few gave the hosts any hope of winning gold when the tournament began, but wins over mightier rivals turned the seemingly impossible into reality.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Full speed ahead for England's pacesetters

England's Sweet Chariot will be at full speed this weekend - much to the delight of coach Ben Ryan who has shaped his campaign to win the IRB Sevens crown for the first time around pace and power.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

World Cup can wait for mum-to-be Chang

A little bundle of joy will prevent Jennifer Chang Ren-hui from becoming the first Hong Kong showjumper to take part in the prestigious Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Finals next month.

Chang, who had earned an invite with her horse Luxor for the Las Vegas showpiece from April 15-19, is eight months pregnant and had to turn down the golden opportunity.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Robertson back after injury hell

His hamstring is mended and Keith Robertson is looking forward to playing his first full game this season when he runs out for DeA Tigers against CBRE Hong Kong Football Club at King's Park today.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Zhang calls for Olympian effort

Winning through to the World Cup would be Chinese rugby's equivalent of gold at the Olympics, said mainland player-coach Johnny Zhang Zhiqang. 'It is very important for us to qualify for the World Cup. It will raise the profile of rugby back home,' said Zhang. 'We have prepared well and this is one of the strongest teams we have had.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am