Sun Hei's forward John Moore is ready to play for the SAR's national team in March's World Cup qualifiers. Moore, who became eligible to represent Hong Kong last year after having resided here for 10 years, was picked for the SAR's national squad for last month's Millennium Cup in India but did not travel with the team as he went back to England to see his wife and three children. Playing his first domestic match on his return yesterday, Moore was invited by national coach Arie van der Zouwen to attend the national squad's next training session after scoring the winner in Sun Hei's 1-0 victory over Happy Valley in the League Cup at Mongkok Stadium. The 35-year-old admitted he wasn't in particularly good form but was looking forward to representing Hong Kong in an official international tournament for the first time. 'I'm 35 and it's reflected in my form. I'm enjoying professional football. I'm proud to play for the Hong Kong team. It's been my home for the last 10 years and I've got a strong attachment to Hong Kong.' Moore would cherish the opportunity of playing in the World Cup qualifiers, where Hong Kong are grouped with Malaysia, Qatar and Palestine, because he might not be able to win many caps before he retires and returns to England. 'My wife and children are there and I hadn't seen them for four months before I returned. It's a difficult situation for me. It's unlikely I will stay here after I finish my soccer career. My wife isn't too happy with the present situation and I'll have to take her wishes into account. We sit down at the end of each year to decide what is best for the family. I don't know whether it will be my last season here.' National assistant coach Pieter Huistra said they needed a player of Moore's calibre and will keep a close eye on his form. 'When he is fit he is a good asset to the team because he's a good target man and he can also play a number of positions including the right midfield. He is always in our plans. We'll sit down after the League Cup final [next Sunday] to see who is fit and start to select the final squad,' the Dutchman said. Thanks to Moore's goal - after his striking partner Wong Chi-keung had hit both posts to set up the chance - Sun Hei top Group A and will face Instant-Dict in the semi-finals. Happy Valley will meet Group B winners South China in the other semi-final on Thursday.