Three senior players have been added to Hong Kong's soccer squad for December's Asian Games in Doha. Each team is allowed three players outside the under-23 age limit and the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has selected goalkeeper Fan Chun-yip of Happy Valley, clubmate and utility player Gerard Ambassa Guy, and Rangers central defender Chan Wai-ho. Cristiano Cordeiro, who made his international debut for Hong Kong in the Asian Cup qualifiers earlier this month, has been overlooked. However, it is believed that the decision has nothing to do with the Sun Hei defender's performance in the match when Hong Kong lost 2-0 away to Qatar. Cordeiro, who obtained his citizenship only last month, was not included in the original list that the HKFA submitted to the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (SFOC). 'Cordeiro was not a Hong Kong citizen when we submitted our original list for approval and therefore he is not eligible,' said an FA spokesman. While many other top sides have already announced their squads for the Doha Games, including favourites China and Japan, the HKFA is still awaiting confirmation about the eligibility of two of its members from the SFOC. Midfielder Liu Quankun and defender Lin Junsheng, who both come from Hong Kong First Division league leaders Kitchee, are on the 20-member list, but it is not clear whether they have completed their three-year residency requirements. The rule only applies for mainland players. Table tennis players Lin Ling and Zhang Rui were sent home during the 2002 Pusan Asian Games for failing to fulfil the three-year residency period. The Hong Kong team lost in the group stages at the Pusan Games in 2002. Their only group success came over Pakistan following defeats to North Korea and Kuwait. However, Hong Kong are in a much better position this time around to succeed. Hong Kong have been drawn alongside Iran, India and the Maldives in group D. The SAR team have a tough assignment against Iran, one of the Asian powerhouses who played in the World Cup in Germany, but are expected to win against the other two teams. The top two teams from each of the six groups will qualify for the next stage.