Real Madrid's most devoted Hong Kong supporters are hoping to meet their heroes when they visit for an exhibition match next month, despite being told by organisers that the players are too busy. The 60-member Real Madrid Supporters Club has gone directly to the club to request a meeting after the Hong Kong Football Association said team members had too tight a schedule to see them. Guillermo Diaz, president of the Hong Kong group, met top club officials in Madrid earlier this month and his organisation's members are hoping a meeting with a handful of players can be arranged, possibly at the Ole Spanish restaurant in Ice House Street where the group meets. Juan Jose Morales, vice-president of the supporters' club and president of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, said Real Madrid officials had already agreed to meet club members and he hoped players would also see them. Asked which player he would most like to meet, Mr Morales said: 'The Spanish, we like Raul very much. Raul is our flagship - the first ship of the armada.' Mr Morales said his club had been inundated with new members since the match in Hong Kong was announced, and also because of the signing of David Beckham from Manchester United. 'We are getting new members every day, and they are people from all walks of life - bankers, lawyers, clerical staff,' he said. 'We dreamed about something like this happening [Real Madrid playing in Hong Kong] but to see it as a reality is beyond our expectations.' The Hong Kong Football Association did not return calls about the fans' requests to meet the Real Madrid players. Real Madrid will play a Hong Kong XI at the Hong Kong Stadium on August 8 and the team is expected to spend three days in the city. Tickets for the match will cost between $500 and $1,500.