Hong Kong will have the support of mainland players when they take on Real Madrid next month after all. Chinese Football Association general secretary Yan Shiduo agreed to send six players from champions Dalian Shide for the August 8 game after meeting Hong Kong Football Association president Timothy Fok Tsun-ting in Beijing. The players are goalkeeper An Qi, defender Zhang Yaokun, midfield duo Wang Peng and Li Ming, as well as strikers Hao Haidong (left) and Yan Song. The best known is Hao, who started all three games in last year's World Cup for China. Goalkeeper An was also part of the team who lost all three group stage games. Li was dropped from the squad who went to Korea although he played a major role in China's qualification for their first World Cup. The youngest of the six are Zheng and Yan, both 22, and are China Olympics team players. Midfielder Wang, 25, joined Dalian in 1996 and has won six titles with the side. Dalian are the most successful club in China, having won seven of the nine titles since the Chinese National League began. It was originally believed Hong Kong would have to take on Real Madrid on their own after the CFA complained that allowing mainland players to join the Hong Kong side would worsen fixture congestion in their league.