Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen (centre) gives instructions to Alex Akande (second from left) and James Ha (left) in their World Cup qualifier against Cambodia. Photos: May Tse

World Cup 2022: Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen pleased with first three points

  • Former Finland striker also sees his home nation qualify for first major tournament in Euro 2020
  • Head coach delighted with players in beating Cambodia 2-0 as they look forward to EAFF Championships next month
Topic |   EAFF E-1 Football Championship (East Asian Football Championship)

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Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen (centre) gives instructions to Alex Akande (second from left) and James Ha (left) in their World Cup qualifier against Cambodia. Photos: May Tse
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Bahrain’s Sayed Baqer appears to aim a racist gesture at Hong Kong supporters after a fractious ending the their World Cup qualifying match. Photo: Twitter/@pjrydo

Hong Kong’s World Cup qualifier heroics soured after Bahrain player appears to directs slant-eyed gesture at home fans

  • Bahrain coach Helio Sousa complains about Hong Kong’s time-wasting tactics
  • Sousa says he did not see the gesture but insists the fans created ‘an amazing environment’
Topic |   Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)

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Bahrain’s Sayed Baqer appears to aim a racist gesture at Hong Kong supporters after a fractious ending the their World Cup qualifying match. Photo: Twitter/@pjrydo
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