The Hong Kong soccer team receives a heroes’ welcome at Kai Tak Airport in May 1985. Picture: SCMP

When Hong Kong beat China in a World Cup qualifier 32 years ago, and riots that followed

China underestimated Hong Kong, said the Post’s report about the soccer match in Beijing that the city team won 2-1, triggering violent clashes near the Workers’ Stadium

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The Hong Kong soccer team receives a heroes’ welcome at Kai Tak Airport in May 1985. Picture: SCMP
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