Male Sau of Japan fends off a South Korean defender during their Asian Five Nations clash in May this year. With the Top Five becoming a Top Three competition next year, these two teams and Hong Kong will meet more regularly. Photo: AFP Male Sau of Japan fends off a South Korean defender during their Asian Five Nations clash in May this year. With the Top Five becoming a Top Three competition next year, these two teams and Hong Kong will meet more regularly. Photo: AFP
Male Sau of Japan fends off a South Korean defender during their Asian Five Nations clash in May this year. With the Top Five becoming a Top Three competition next year, these two teams and Hong Kong will meet more regularly. Photo: AFP
Alvin Sallay
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Male Sau of Japan fends off a South Korean defender during their Asian Five Nations clash in May this year. With the Top Five becoming a Top Three competition next year, these two teams and Hong Kong will meet more regularly. Photo: AFP Male Sau of Japan fends off a South Korean defender during their Asian Five Nations clash in May this year. With the Top Five becoming a Top Three competition next year, these two teams and Hong Kong will meet more regularly. Photo: AFP
Male Sau of Japan fends off a South Korean defender during their Asian Five Nations clash in May this year. With the Top Five becoming a Top Three competition next year, these two teams and Hong Kong will meet more regularly. Photo: AFP
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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.