China's Sun Wen, the top Asian female football player in Asia, can be a role model for those taking part in next week's All Hong Kong Girls Football Tournament. Starting on Monday, the coveted title of best school girls' team in Hong Kong will be contested in preliminary matches played over eight days at Kwai Chung Sports Ground. Twenty teams will be divided into five groups with the top two in each advancing to the second round knock-out phase. The top four teams last year have been seeded. Defending champions Jockey Club Ti-I College and last year's runners-up Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School are expected to be title contenders again this time. The semi-finals are scheduled for January 25-26, with the final on February 15. Asian fans of the women's game are in for a treat next year - the fourth Women's World Cup will be hosted by China. Sun, third in the annual FIFA World Player of the Year awards on Tuesday, will lead China's bid for the title. The World Cup will be played in four cities - Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu - from September 24 to October 11 next year, with 16 teams taking part. The teams will be decided through continental qualification tournaments early next year. Including hosts China, Asia will have at least three teams taking part, with a possible fourth nation competing depending on the result of a play-off with Mexico from the North American qualifying group. Asia's two automatic qualifiers and the play-off contender will be decided at the Asian Women's Championship in April and May next year. Asian Games gold medallists North Korea, and silver medallist Japan are expected to battle with South Korea in a three-team tussle for the two automatic places. China's best showing at the finals was runner-up in 1999 - won by the US on penalties. Norway won it in 1995, beating Germany, and in 1991, the US beat Norway to take the inaugural Cup.