Forward Wan Chi-keung celebrates with his Hong Kong teammates after the famous 2-1 win over China in Beijing on May 19, 1985. Photos: SCMP Forward Wan Chi-keung celebrates with his Hong Kong teammates after the famous 2-1 win over China in Beijing on May 19, 1985. Photos: SCMP
Forward Wan Chi-keung celebrates with his Hong Kong teammates after the famous 2-1 win over China in Beijing on May 19, 1985. Photos: SCMP

Hong Kong vs China: ‘May 19 Incident’ that ended the World Cup dreams of ‘Big Brother’

  • Hong Kong football’s ‘finest hour’ came in Beijing in 1985, beating ‘Big Brother’ 2-1 in front of 80,000 hostile fans
  • Loss that ended China’s Mexico ’86 hopes sparked riots and still hurts 35 years on

Topic |   Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
Forward Wan Chi-keung celebrates with his Hong Kong teammates after the famous 2-1 win over China in Beijing on May 19, 1985. Photos: SCMP Forward Wan Chi-keung celebrates with his Hong Kong teammates after the famous 2-1 win over China in Beijing on May 19, 1985. Photos: SCMP
Forward Wan Chi-keung celebrates with his Hong Kong teammates after the famous 2-1 win over China in Beijing on May 19, 1985. Photos: SCMP
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