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‘I’ve lost it!’ Tearful Syrian football commentator goes viral

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Hong Kong (AFP) – A TV commentator who broke down in tears while celebrating Syria’s priceless World Cup qualifying equaliser against Iran has gone viral, racking up more than one million views online.

When Omar Al Soma scored in the 93rd minute, earning Syria a 2-2 draw and a place in the Asian play-offs for Russia 2018, the commentator was overcome with emotion as he shouted excitedly for two minutes.

‘I’ve lost it!’ Tearful Syrian football commentator goes viral

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Hong Kong (AFP) – A TV commentator who broke down in tears while celebrating Syria’s priceless World Cup qualifying equaliser against Iran has gone viral, racking up more than one million views online.

When Omar Al Soma scored in the 93rd minute, earning Syria a 2-2 draw and a place in the Asian play-offs for Russia 2018, the commentator was overcome with emotion as he shouted excitedly for two minutes.

Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Syrian fans expressed joy as their fairytale World Cup campaign headed into an Asian play-off against Australia - whose coach found himself under rising pressure.

Saudi Arabia also celebrated booking their spot at Russia 2018, but South Korean supporters appeared unconvinced after a 0-0 draw with Uzbekistan took their team to a ninth straight World Cup.

Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Syrian fans expressed joy as their fairytale World Cup campaign headed into an Asian play-off against Australia - whose coach found himself under rising pressure.

Saudi Arabia also celebrated booking their spot at Russia 2018, but South Korean supporters appeared unconvinced after a 0-0 draw with Uzbekistan took their team to a ninth straight World Cup.

South Korea reach World Cup, Syria into play-offs

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea squeezed unconvincingly into their ninth straight World Cup on Tuesday, as war-torn Syria scored a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a shock spot in the Asian play-offs.

South Korea ground out a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan to lock up second place in Group A, while Omar Al Soma’s 93rd-minute goal gave Syria a 2-2 draw with Iran to finish third.

South Korea reach World Cup, Syria into play-offs

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea squeezed unconvincingly into their ninth straight World Cup on Tuesday, as war-torn Syria scored a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a shock spot in the Asian play-offs.

South Korea ground out a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan to lock up second place in Group A, while Omar Al Soma’s 93rd-minute goal gave Syria a 2-2 draw with Iran to finish third.

Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool Hong Kong win

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Hong Kong (AFP) – A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the final of the preseason Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Spanish giants Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined his important to the Reds with a flash of individual brilliance in Hong Kong.

Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool Hong Kong win

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Hong Kong (AFP) – A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the final of the preseason Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Spanish giants Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined his important to the Reds with a flash of individual brilliance in Hong Kong.

Solanke shines as Liverpool beat Palace in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong (AFP) – New signing Dominic Solanke came off the bench to score as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in a preseason game in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old suggested he could prove a summer bargain at just $4 million as he linked up well with fellow striker Divock Origi, who also got on the scoresheet in the Premier League Asia Trophy win.

Klopp backs injury-free Sturridge to fire for Liverpool

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp plans to unleash an injury-free Daniel Sturridge in the new season with the England striker back training fully fit and focused.

“It’s the best condition he has been in since I have been here,” Klopp told reporters in Hong Kong on Tuesday ahead of his second full campaign as Liverpool manager.

Klopp backs injury-free Sturridge to fire for Liverpool

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp plans to unleash an injury-free Daniel Sturridge in the new season with the England striker back training fully fit and focused.

“It’s the best condition he has been in since I have been here,” Klopp told reporters in Hong Kong on Tuesday ahead of his second full campaign as Liverpool manager.

Liverpool’s Mane to miss pre-season trip to Hong Kong

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London (AFP) – Senegalese star Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s pre-season tournament in Hong Kong as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old forward, who scored 13 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season after joining from Southampton, is making good progress but has yet to resume full training.

Liverpool’s Mane to miss pre-season trip to Hong Kong

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London (AFP) – Senegalese star Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s pre-season tournament in Hong Kong as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old forward, who scored 13 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season after joining from Southampton, is making good progress but has yet to resume full training.

Trailblazing woman football coach ‘Beef Ball’ Chan quits

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Pioneering female coach Chan Yuen-ting has stepped down a year after making history as the first woman to lead a team to a men’s top flight league title.

The trailblazing Chan, nicknamed “Beef Ball” for her toughness, coached Eastern Sports Club to win Hong Kong’s Premier League last April for the first time in 21 years and led them into this season’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League.

Liverpool lead Trophy line-up in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Liverpool and Leicester City will compete for the Premier League Asia Trophy along with Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in Hong Kong in July, organisers said on Thursday.

The biennial pre-season tournament will feature four Premier League teams for the first time, including Leicester, last year’s English champions, and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Tottenham’s Pochettino ‘not going anywhere’ — Levy

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Tottenham executive chairman Daniel Levy on Thursday declared manager Mauricio Pochettino would be staying at Spurs next season, saying: “I’m sure he’s not going anywhere”.

The Argentine’s future has been the subject of speculation after Spurs secured second place in the English Premier League behind champions Chelsea, with Barcelona and Inter Milan reported to be among those interested.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for ‘many years’, says surgeon

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue playing for “many years”, the surgeon who operated on the 35-year-old Manchester United striker’s knee has said.

Swede Ibrahimovic underwent surgery last week in the United States after suffering major knee ligament damage.

“Fixed, done and stronger”, he declared after the operation carried out by Hong Kong-born Freddie Fu and Volker Musahl.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for ‘many years’, says surgeon

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue playing for “many years”, the surgeon who operated on the 35-year-old Manchester United striker’s knee has said.

Swede Ibrahimovic underwent surgery last week in the United States after suffering major knee ligament damage.

“Fixed, done and stronger”, he declared after the operation carried out by Hong Kong-born Freddie Fu and Volker Musahl.

China football giants Evergrande under fire over ‘British dogs’ banner

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande are facing potential disciplinary action after their fans unfurled an anti-independence banner slamming “British dogs” during a game in Hong Kong.

The large banner, which said “Annihilate British dogs, destroy HK independence poison” in Chinese, was held up during Evergrande’s 6-0 AFC Champions League win over Hong Kong’s Eastern late on Tuesday.

China football giants Evergrande under fire over ‘British dogs’ banner

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande are facing potential disciplinary action after their fans unfurled an anti-independence banner slamming “British dogs” during a game in Hong Kong.

The large banner, which said “Annihilate British dogs, destroy HK independence poison” in Chinese, was held up during Evergrande’s 6-0 AFC Champions League win over Hong Kong’s Eastern late on Tuesday.

Listless Bunyodkor lose again in Asia

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Uzbek giants Bunyodkor crashed to a third successive defeat in the Asian Champions League when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Iran’s Zobahan on Monday.

The Tashkent-based are still without a point in Group C after suffering earlier losses to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli and the UAE’s Al Ain, leaving them with a mountain to climb in order to secure qualification for the next stage.

Listless Bunyodkor lose again in Asia

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Uzbek giants Bunyodkor crashed to a third successive defeat in the Asian Champions League when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Iran’s Zobahan on Monday.

The Tashkent-based are still without a point in Group C after suffering earlier losses to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli and the UAE’s Al Ain, leaving them with a mountain to climb in order to secure qualification for the next stage.

Hong Kong’s ‘Beef Ball’ takes bite out of gender gap

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong’s Chan Yuen-ting will smash another hole through football’s glass ceiling when she makes history in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday - but it couldn’t be a tougher debut for the trailblazing female coach.

Chan, nicknamed “Beef Ball” and just 28 years old, will etch her name in the record books as the first woman worldwide to lead a professional men’s team into continental competition, at the helm of Hong Kong’s Eastern.

Hong Kong’s ‘Beef Ball’ takes bite out of gender gap

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong’s Chan Yuen-ting will smash another hole through football’s glass ceiling when she makes history in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday - but it couldn’t be a tougher debut for the trailblazing female coach.

Chan, nicknamed “Beef Ball” and just 28 years old, will etch her name in the record books as the first woman worldwide to lead a professional men’s team into continental competition, at the helm of Hong Kong’s Eastern.

China’s Guoan FC now worth more than AC Milan

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Hong Kong (AFP) Beijing football club Guoan FC has been bought by a Chinese real estate developer, according to a statement on the Hong Kong stock exchange, with the club now valued at 754 million euros more than AC Milan.

Developer Sinobo Land bought 64 percent of the club from Chinese financial services giant CITIC for 3.

China’s Guoan FC now worth more than AC Milan

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Hong Kong (AFP) Beijing football club Guoan FC has been bought by a Chinese real estate developer, according to a statement on the Hong Kong stock exchange, with the club now valued at 754 million euros more than AC Milan.

Developer Sinobo Land bought 64 percent of the club from Chinese financial services giant CITIC for 3.

Hong Kong arrests footballers, bookmaker over match fixing

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Hong Kong (AFP) Five professional footballers and a suspected bookmaker have been arrested over alleged match fixing in Hong Kong's football league, the city's anti-corruption watchdog said Thursday.

Local media reported the five footballers played for Hong Kong Pegasus, a strong team in contention for the title, which unexpectedly lost a match last week against a Chinese Super League team made up mostly of youth players.

Hong Kong arrests footballers, bookmaker over match fixing

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Hong Kong (AFP) Five professional footballers and a suspected bookmaker have been arrested over alleged match fixing in Hong Kong's football league, the city's anti-corruption watchdog said Thursday.

Local media reported the five footballers played for Hong Kong Pegasus, a strong team in contention for the title, which unexpectedly lost a match last week against a Chinese Super League team made up mostly of youth players.

National Football League

Becks effect behind Hong Kong’s first lady of football

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Hong Kong (AFP) Hong Kong trailblazer Chan Yuen-ting became the first woman coach to take a men's football team to a top-flight title thanks to the toughness that earned her the nickname "beefball" and a teenage crush on David Beckham.

Chan, 27, led Eastern Sports Club to win Hong Kong's Premier League in April for the first time in 21 years.

Becks effect behind Hong Kong’s first lady of football

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Hong Kong (AFP) Hong Kong trailblazer Chan Yuen-ting became the first woman coach to take a men's football team to a top-flight title thanks to the toughness that earned her the nickname "beefball" and a teenage crush on David Beckham.

Chan, 27, led Eastern Sports Club to win Hong Kong's Premier League in April for the first time in 21 years.

Singapore

[Media Information] SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG BATTLE TO GOALLESS DRAW

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(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore which includes the images depicted on it)


Afiq Yunos (11) tussling for the ball (credit: FAS)
SINGAPORE, 9 SEPTEMBER 2014: The Singapore National Team played out a goalless draw with Hong Kong tonight at Hougang Stadium, with neither side doing enough to edge the game.

The City State Derby Preview

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After once going 24 years without meeting, tomorrow night sees Singapore and Hong Kong go head to head at the Hougang Stadium for the fourth time in three years!

2013 Hong Kong v Singapore 2-0
2012 Singapore v Hong Kong 2-0
2012 Hong Kong v Singapore 1-0
2006 Hong Kong v Singapore 1-2
2006 Hong Kong v Singapore 1-1
1982 Hong Kong v Singapore 1-1

The Lions will go into the game buoyed with confidence after defeating Papua New Guinea 2-1 though the words of the PNG coach, former Norwich City, Werder Bremen and New Zealand striker, who said he felt the hosts underestimated his team, will act as a warning against complacency.

2015

Jogo 066/2014 - Elim. AFC 2015 - Vietnã 3x1 Hong Kong

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da AFC 2015, foi realizado no dia 05/03/2014, na cidade de Hanoi-VIE, onde jogaram as seleções do Vietnã (143° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Hong Kong (144° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
1974 Seoul 24/05/1973 HKG 1:0 (0:0) VIE First stage

Eliminatórias Continentais
2015 Hong Kong 22/03/2013 HKG 1:0 (0:0) VIE

Referee
MOHD AMIRUL IZWAN BIN YAACOB (MALAYSIA)
Assistant Referees
MOHD SABRI BIN MAT DAUD (MALAYSIA)
AZMAN BIN ISMAIL (MALAYSIA)
Fourth Official
SUHAIZI BIN SHUKRI (MALAYSIA)

Vietnam 3 - 1 Hong Kong Dinh National Stadium 1 - 0 Huynh Quoc Anh (23) 2 - 0 Nguyen Anh Duc (68) 2 - 1 Lam Ka Wai (81) 3 - 1 Nguyen Trong Hoang (84)



Jogo 828/2013 - Elim. AFC 2015 - Emirados Arabes 4x0 Hong Kong

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa da Ásia de 2015, foi realizado no dia 15/11/2013, na cidade de Abu Dhabi-UAE, onde jogaram as seleções dos Emirados Arabes (71° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Hong Kong (148° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias COntinentais
2015 Hong Kong 15/10/2013 HKG 0:4 (0:1) UAE

Referee
FAGHANI ALIREZA (I.

The Rest

Photo: Spurs players out for dinner in Hong Kong

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Dinner

AFC Cup Quarter Final Draw 2016

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13/09 South China (Hong Kong) v Johor Darul Ta'zim (Malaysia)
13/09 Air Force Club (Iraq) v Al Muharraq (Bahrain)

14/09 Al Ahed (Lebanon) v Al Jaish (Syria)
14/09 Bengaluru v Tampines Rovers (Singapore)

20/09 JDT v South China
20/09 Al Muharraq v Air Force Club

21/09 Al Jaish v Al Ahed
21/09 Tampines Rovers v Bengaluru

Tough ask for Tampines against Bengaluru but the Indian side will be without coach Ashley Westwood who stepped down recently.

Paid Their Dues: Berry on trial with Cosmos

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The Union defender is set to join the Cosmos' eternal battle for relevance.

Former MLS Rookie of the Year Austin Berry is on trial with the New York Cosmos,according to the New York-based Empire of Soccer. He will travel with the team to Hong Kong, where they have a friendly scheduled.

Austin Berry (#PhilaUnion) and Attakora (former #TorontoFC) joining #NYCosmos for trip to Hong Kong.

Cosmopolitan Zico And Lessons For Indonesia

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When I first moved to Thailand in the early 1990s the first time I ever sat up and took any notice of the local football was during the Asian Games when they were held in Hiroshima, Japan. An event by the way Indonesia withdrew from after they were drawn in a group alongside China and South Korea.

The Thais were drawn with Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Hong Kong and they failed to win a game but they impressed many at home who dubbed them the Dream Team.

Hong Kong 2014/16 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Nike has unveiled the home and away kits to be worn by the Hong Kong [...]

AFC Asia Cup of Nations

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The inaugural Asia Cup of Nations, the second oldest world football competition, was staged in Hong Kong in 1956 with just four participating nations.

The hosts kicked off the competition against Israel and Au Chi Yin had the honour of scoring the very first goal in the Asia Cup when he put Hong Kong ahead after 13 minutes.