Aleksandar Jankovic confident he can overcome difficulties that have blighted football in China over last 3 years to build towards January’s Asian Cup finals in Qatar.
HKFA vice-chairman Eric Fok says Hong Kong clubs being part of Chinese system important for growth of game in the city.
Du Zhaocai finishes last out of seven candidates in re-election with just 18 votes. Hong Kong football boss Eric Fok voted back in unopposed for AFC executive committee post.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Al Nassr on bumper pay deal captured global attention, but in an alternate world he may well have been destined for a move to Chinese Super League.
As Lionel Messi defined an era with his World Cup victory with Argentina, so another came to an end as the curtain fell on Qatar 2022 in the most spectacular fashion.
“First of all, we need to save a spot for him for the next World Cup,” said Lionel Scaloni about Lionel Messi after Sunday’s victory over France.
Lionel Messi scored twice, Kylian Mbappe got a hat-trick and in the end it needed penalties to separate the two No 10s.
Didier Deschamps’ side could become first team to successfully defend title in 60 years, but hearts are with Argentina’s playmaker.
The likes of South America, Saudi Arabia and Morocco gained ground as potential destinations during China’s Covid isolation and crackdown on property developers.
But despite defeating the Africans 2-0, the defending champions showed flaws that bode ill for their bid to secure back-to-back titles.
Chinese companies maintain high-profile presence at global showpiece in Qatar, but Covid-19 has limited country’s engagement with World Cup.
A penalty by Messi in the 34th minute was followed by a brace by Alvarez, adding up to a commanding 3-0 semi-final win for La Albiceleste.
France are two victories away from breaking 60-year-old record and emulating the achievements of Brazil in 1962.
Harry Kane scores a penalty for England but misses another as the defending champions progress to a meeting with Morocco on Wednesday.
Bruno Petkovic had dramatically cancelled out Neymar’s 105th-minute opener with only four minutes of extra time remaining in Qatar.
A triumph in Qatar could help determine which of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is deemed the ‘greatest of all time’ – or at least of their generation.
From tournament co-hosts 20 years ago to a potential last 8 meeting in Qatar, the two nations have raised Asia’s profile on the world stage once again.
Chelsea winger’s goal just before half-time enough to settle encounter in Doha. Americans underline growing status with performance that highlights promise of Greg Berhalter’s side.
Restrictions on travel in China have impacted travel, and number of fans has dropped significantly from previous tournaments.
Just two players contracted to Chinese clubs are involved in Qatar, in stark contrast to 2018 when country’s spending power ensured prominent presence on the game’s greatest stage.
Enner Valencia double makes Qatar first hosts to ever lose in opening game of a finals.
The journey from bid’s start in 2010 has been anything but smooth for host nation, but they’ll get the tournament under way tomorrow against Ecuador.
Fifa Women’s World Cup will be good gauge of size of gap that needs to be closed, but as beleaguered men’s game in China has shown, money on its own will not deliver results.
Players match spectators’ passion in Hong Kong’s first home game with a crowd in three years, but Jorn Andersen’s men rue missed chances.
Players can get ‘better feeling and motivation’, Andersen argues as he relishes locals’ first chance to watch the side since 2019.
Two goals in a minute give hosts a comfortable win at Mongkok Stadium, as team makes its long-awaited return to home soil for first time in almost three years.
Kitchee ‘didn’t even look like the team that played in the group stage’, veteran says after last-16 exit that could mark end of his record-breaking ACL career.
Hong Kong champions lose 4-0 to the Thai League 1 winners, halting a campaign in which they became the first side from the city to reach last 16.
Hong Kong Premier League champions first team from territory to reach knockout rounds of AFC Champions League, but face a stiff challenge against BG Pathum United.
Coach Jorn Andersen is hoping Hong Kong’s domestic football scene can avoid any further disruptions in the lead-up to next year’s Asian Cup after the Norwegian guided the territory’s team to the continental finals for the first time since 1968.