Hong Kong have been unable to shake off South Korea in the A5N in the past two years, losing 43-22 in Ansan last year and 21-19 at Hong Kong Football Club in 2012. Victory over the Koreans this year is vital for any World Cup dream. Photo: David Wong/HKFC Hong Kong have been unable to shake off South Korea in the A5N in the past two years, losing 43-22 in Ansan last year and 21-19 at Hong Kong Football Club in 2012. Victory over the Koreans this year is vital for any World Cup dream. Photo: David Wong/HKFC
Hong Kong have been unable to shake off South Korea in the A5N in the past two years, losing 43-22 in Ansan last year and 21-19 at Hong Kong Football Club in 2012. Victory over the Koreans this year is vital for any World Cup dream. Photo: David Wong/HKFC
Alvin Sallay
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Boots and all by Alvin Sallay

World Cup dream wipes away headache

Hong Kong have been unable to shake off South Korea in the A5N in the past two years, losing 43-22 in Ansan last year and 21-19 at Hong Kong Football Club in 2012. Victory over the Koreans this year is vital for any World Cup dream. Photo: David Wong/HKFC Hong Kong have been unable to shake off South Korea in the A5N in the past two years, losing 43-22 in Ansan last year and 21-19 at Hong Kong Football Club in 2012. Victory over the Koreans this year is vital for any World Cup dream. Photo: David Wong/HKFC
Hong Kong have been unable to shake off South Korea in the A5N in the past two years, losing 43-22 in Ansan last year and 21-19 at Hong Kong Football Club in 2012. Victory over the Koreans this year is vital for any World Cup dream. Photo: David Wong/HKFC
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Alvin Sallay

Alvin Sallay

Alvin Sallay was a Sunday columnist with the paper for more than 10 years and reported on the Hong Kong sports scene for the last 25 years. Through his columns he covered four Olympic Games and one soccer World Cup. A long-time Asia expert, he has also been to seven consecutive Asian Games.