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Hong Kong lifted Lion City Cup ?11-Jun-2005)
Hong Kong U16 team lifted the Lion City Cup by defeating Malaysia 1-0 in the final yesterday. Tsang Kam-to scored the consolidation goal in the 36th minute. The victory also gave Kong Kong to revenge the 2-1 lost to the Malaysian side in the first round. Hong Kong youth team coach Tsang Wai-chung praised his boys' performance and hope they can do better later. Host Singapore and Brunei also took part in the tournament.
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Kitchee stun Juventus in Charity Cup (5-Jun-2005)
Kitchee stunned Italian Champions Juventus 7-5 on aggregate after penalty shootout in the Grand Promenade Cup at the Hong Kong stadium yesterday. Juventus scored twice through big names Del Piero and Pavel Nedved. It looked like the Italian were on course to win but a brace from Keith Gumbs restored the parity for Kitchee. Both sides were still a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes. In the penalty shootout, Juventus' Alessandro Birindelli sent high while Kitchee's kick were all on target. The victory shown Kitchee's capacity to be the giants killer of Italian clubs, who also beaten AC Milian 2-1 last year. [MORE]
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Hong Kong destroy Macau in Interport Cup (29-May-2005)
Hong Kong lifted the Hong Kong-Macau Interport Cup seven in-a-row with an impressive 8-1 trashing of Macau in the Mongkok Stadium yesterday. Rising star Chan Siu-ki scored a hat-trick while Lee Chi-ho, Lam Ka-wai, Leung Tsz-chun and Cheng Lai-hin also among the goals. Chung Koon-kan pulled one back for Macau four minutes from time.
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Hong Kong shock Korea Republic 4-2 (27-May-2005)
Hong Kong shocked the Korea Republic 4-2 the AFC Futsal Championship yesterday. So Yiu Man, Yee Lok-wan, Wong Chin-hung and Sho Sheung-kwai scored for Hong Kong while Cho Il Nam and Oh Su Taek's goals reduced the deficit for the Korea Republic. Hong Kong will advance to the semi-finals if they beat host Chinese Taipei on June 1.
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Sun Hei advance to AFC Cup quater-finals (26-May-2005)
Sun Hei booked the ticket to the AFC Cup last eight after a 1-1 draw against Tampines Rovers at the Mongkok Stadium yesterday. Sun Hei was the group leader of Group D with 12 points while Tampines was a point behind. In another match of the day, Happy Valley extended their disappointing performance, who was trashed by Home United 5-0. They only got one point out of six games.

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Sun Hei lift FA Cup (23-Apr-2005)
Sun Hei won the grand slim of domestic competition after defeating Happy Valley 2-1 in the FA Cup final at the Hong Kong stadium yesterday. Happy Valley opened the scoring through Brazilian striker Oliveira in the 40th minute, but the all-important winner eluded them when Sun Hei's Akosah and Carlo Hartwig scored in the second half and extra time respectively. Sun Hei lifted the FA Cup.

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Sun Hei clinch league title (19-May-2005)
Defending champion Sun Hei edged Fukien 1-0 in Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground yesterday. Julius Akosah's 83rd minute header not only helped Sun Hei to lifted the league title again, but also dumped Fukien into the second division. In another match of the day, Happy Valley held to a 3-3 draw by Kitchee. After two key matches, Sun Hei accumulated 34 points, two more than arch-rivals Happy Valley. However, Happy Valley will have a chance to revenge when they meet the newly-crowned league champions in the FA Cup this Sunday.

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Sun Hei down Happy Valley 2-1 (16-May-2005)
Sun Hei kept the chance to lift the league champion with a narrowly beat rivals Happy Valley 2-1 yesterday. Both Happy Valley and Sun Hei accumulated 31 points and the champion will be decided in the last round. Earlier in the day, Fukien was still in a disadvantageous position by holding Buler Rangers 1-1. They must defeated league champion contender Sun Hei next week to avoid from relegation.

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Ng Wai-chiu shine in Chinese Super League (7-May-2005)
Hong Kong star Ng Wai-chiu played a key role in Shanghai Zhongbang's 1-0 victory over Qingdao Zhongneng in the Chinese Super League yesterday. Ng scored Zhongbang's only goal in the 43rd minute and his goal was the first Hong Kong player's goal in the Chinese Super League. The win was sweet for Zhongbang as they climbed up to ninth with nine points after bagging the full points.

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Juventus confirmed Hong Kong tour (6-May-2005)
Juventus confirmed their visit of Hong Kong yesterday. The Italian giants will play an exhibition match against Kitchee on June 4. "Hong Kong fans will have a great chance to see their idols like Alessandro Del Piero, Gianluigi Buffon, Pavel Nedved and Lilian Thuram at the Hong Kong stadium" said Mr. Ng Kin, Kitchee team manager. Juventus is ranking at the top two of Serie A with 79 points, just behind AC Milan on goal different.

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Sun Hei claimed Senior Shield (24-Apr-2005)
Sun Hei lifted their second honor of the season after defeating rivals Happy Valley 4-2 at Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. Sun Hei opened the scoring through Cornelius Udebuluzor's superb strike in the 21st minute, following by Carlo Hartwig's thundering free-kick in the 35th minute. Lo Chi-kwan added the third in the 77th minute. Happy Valley woke up lately and produce two quick-fire goals in the last 10 minutes of the match. However, Happy Valley's 'keeper' Fan Chun-yip's poor clearance allowed Sun Hei striker Julius Akosah to score into an empty net. Sun Hei lifted the Senior Shield.

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Sun Hei defeated Perak in AFC Cup (6-Apr-2005)
Sun Hei continued their reign at the top of Group D of AFC Cup with a 1-0 win over Perak in Malaysia yesterday. Cameroonian striker Julius Akosah scored the only goal in the 71st minute. In another match, Happy Valley played out to a 1-1 draw against Malaysian Super League champions Pahang in Group E. Kwok Yue-hung put Happy Valley ahead in the 44th min before Pahang levelled the match through Rindra-Putra Mahayuddin in the 62nd min.

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Happy Valley maintains Leadership (29-Mar-2005)
Happy Valley maintained their lead at the top of the First Division League by defeating Sunray Cave 2-1 at Mongkok Stadium yesterday. Happy Valley got a last minute penalty to bag the three points. In another match, defending champions Sun Hei was in superb form against South China. A 4-1 win was definitely satisfied by fans.

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Sichuan prevented Hong Kong to the finals (28-Mar-2005)
Hong Kong's hope of advancing to the All China Games Men's football tournament finals was shattered by host Sichuan, who edged Hong Kong 1-0 in their third preliminary match yesterday. After losing 3-2 on penalties to rivals Hainan, Hong Kong had to defeat Sichuan to secure a place for the playoffs. However, Hong Kong found the Sichuan defence was so good and wasted several opportunities. In the 79th minute, Sichuan got the only goal through Liu Yu's penalty. Hong Kong assistant coach Tsang Wai-chung satisfied with his players' performance. However, he also claimed that his side was lack of experience and need to learn and improve by playing more high-level competition. Hong Kong will next play group favorites Shandong on Mar 29.

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Good Start for Hong Kong 08 (24-Mar-2005)
Hong Kong 08 team trounced Macau 8-0 in the opening match of the 2005 All China Games Men's football Preliminary Competition in Chengdu yesterday. Striker Cheng Lai-hin and Kwok Kin-pong scored a hat trick for Hong Kong. Hong Kong will next play Hainan in their second match tomorrow.

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Hong Kong leave for All China Games (23-Mar-2005)
Hong Kong 08 team leave for Chengdu to participate the tenth All China Games Men's football tournament between Mar 23 to 31. Hong Kong was drawn into the Chengdu Group, which will face Hainan, Macau, Shandong and Sichuan. Hong Kong head coach Lai Sun-cheung have confident to bring Hong Kong youth team to the second round. However, Hong Kong will miss Happy Valley attacking midfielder Shum Kwok-keung in the tournament, who injured in a training session. [More]

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Hong Kong to host Premier Cup finals (22-Mar-2005)
Hong Kong will host the 2005 Manchester United Premier Cup finals scheduled from Jul 19 to Jul 23. The Premier Cup is a well-known competition for young players, who are under 15 since 1993. Host Hong Kong have been qualified to the finals automatically. The winner of Nike Youth League finalists HKFC and Tai Po will represent Hong Kong in the final competition.

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Manchester United revealed Hong Kong tour (21-Mar-2005)
English Premier League giants Manchester United have revealed that they will be playing ING Cup against Hong Kong team on July 23 as part of their pre-season tour of East Asia. The 'Red Devils', who won eight English Premiership titles in the past 12 seasons, is one of the best-supported European club in Hong Kong. Hong Kong fans expected to have a close up view of big names such as Ruud van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs in that time.

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North Korea qualified to the finals (4-Mar-2005)
Hong Kong's dreams of meeting Asian giants in the finals of the East Asian Football Championship were shattered by DPR Korea, who beaten Hong Kong 2-0 in the final preliminary match in Taipei yesterday. Both sides had good chances in the match. In the 16th minute, Law Chun-bong missed a great chance to open the scoring for Hong Kong as his shot hit the crossbar. In the 43rd minute, North Korea's Kang Jin Hyok headed home the opening goal. They extended the advantage through striker Kim Yong Su in the second half. In another match, host Chinese Taipei held Mongolia to a goalless draw to secured the third place with goal difference advantage. Hong Kong's Fan Chun-yip was elected as the best goalkeeper of the preliminary competition.

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Hong Kong defeated Chinese Taipei 5-0 (12-Mar-2005)
Hong Kong defeated host Chinese Taipei 5-0 easily in their third East Asian Championship Preliminary match yesterday. However, DPR Korea came to the top of the table, by taking advantage of goal difference, after thrashing Guam 21-0 in another match. Therefore, Hong Kong must defeat DPR Korea tomorrow to qualify to the final competition.

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Good start for Sun Hei in AFC Cup debut (10-Mar-2005)
Sun Hei had a good start in AFC Cup when they thrashed Club Valencia of Maldives 6-1 at the Mongkok Stadium yesterday. Sun Hei scored through Carlo Hartwig, Lau Chi-keung, Chu Siu-ki, Poon Man-tik and Akosah's double. Krisztain got the only goal for Club Valencia. In another match in the same day, Hong Kong giants Happy Valley stunned by Maldives club New Radient 2-0 in Male. Boyko Kamenov and Ibrahim Fazeel was scorers of New Radient. Sun Hei and Happy Valley's international players then leave for Taipei to join Hong Kong team soon, who will face host Chinese Taipei and DPR Korea in upcoming East Asian Championship.

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Hong Kong trounced Guam 15-0 (8-Mar-2005)
Hong Kong continuing their winning run as they defeated Guam with a historical 15-0 in the second match of East Asian Championship at Zhongshan Stadium yesterday. Despite missing of veteran striker Au Wai-lun who injuried ankle in the first match, Hong Kong press the opponent from start and Chan Wai-ho, Chan Yiu-lun, Poon Man-tik and Chu Siu-ki got their names on the score-sheet, together with rising star Chan Siu-ki, who scored seven in the match while His partner Wong Chun-yue also got three goals. Hong Kong coach Lai Sun-cheung satisfied the result and it was a good preparation for upcoming matches.

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Hong Kong hammered Mongolia (6-Mar-2005)
Half-strength Hong Kong defeated Mongolia 6-0 in the East Asian Championship Preliminary Competition in Taipei yesterday. Hong Kong highlighted their attacking strength in depth with goals from Chu Siu-kei, Law Chun-ping, Wong Chun-yue, Lam Ka-wai and a Chan Yiu-lun's double. Hong Kong is currently sitting at the second place with 3 points following Chinese Taipei, who trounced inexperienced Guam 9-0 in the same day.

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Ten Hong Kong players missed East Asian Cup (4-Mar-2005)
25 registered but only 15 players can be used by Hong Kong coach Lai Sun-cheung when they face Mongolia in the opening match of East Asian Championship 2005 tomorrow. Eight Hong Kong international will play AFC Cup for Sun Hei and Happy Valley while Ng Wai-chiu was not released by Chinese Super League club Shanghai Zhongbang during this period. Besides, Taipei government also refused to issue entry permits for Xiao Guoji and Feng Jizhi, who are holding China passport. Although Buler Rangers' keeper Goldbert Chi-chiu was urgently called up by Lai Sun-cheung, Hong Kong still facing the problem of insufficient substitutes when they take on Mongolia and Guam.

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Sun Hei ready for their debut in Asian match (1-Mar-2005)

Sun Hei will play Club Valencia of Maldives in AFC Cup at Mongkok Stadium on Mar 9. Having beaten Citizen 2-0 in the first division last week, Sun Hei's players are fully training and have confident to win their first ever Asian match. As a maximum 3 foreigners could be registered for each particiants, Sun Hei's coach Koo Luen-khen selected Carlo Andre, Cordeiro Cristiano and Akosah for upcoming AFC Cup matches. Macau International keeper Domingos Chan was excluded in the list despite his high-rate performance this season.

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Shenhua wins the Hong Kong-Shanghai Cup (17-Feb-2005)

Shanghai Shenhua edged Kitchee 1-0 in Mongkok stadium to win the Hong Kong-Shanghai Cup yesterday. Despite Shenhua dominating proceedings right from the kick-off, the match at one stage appeared to be heading for a draw. The match-winner came in the 66th minute when Sun Xiang broke through on left flank and crossed low for his brother Sun Ji to slot home. Kitchee changed in aggressive role but they played with ten men as midfielder Wilfed Bamnjo got his second yellow card in the last quarter of the game. Shanghai sealed the victory when the final whistle was blown.

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Brazil lifted Carlsberg Cup (10-Feb-2005)


Hong Kong lost 7-1 to full-strength Brazil national team in Carlsberg Cup 2005 yesterday. Both Hong Kong and Brazil took this opportunity to train and play for upcoming East Asian Championship and World Cup Qualifiers respectively. In front of a crowd 23,425 spectators at the Hong Kong Stadium, the world champion shown no problem in attack despite missing Real Madrid strkier Ronaldo. Lucio opened the scoring through a header before Roberto Carlos strike a fury shot from 25 yards in the 30 minute. Later, Real Betis's Ricardo Oliveira scored twice and Ronaldinho, Robinho were also shot on target. Substitute Alex converted a late penalty to complete the rout. Hong Kong, who ranked 134th in the world, should be respected as substitute Lee Sze-ming knocked in a pass from Lau Chi-keung four minutes from time.

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Two youngsters called up by Hong Kong team (5-Feb-2005)

Happy Valley's Sham Kwok-keung and Buler Rangers' Lam Ka-wai were called up by Hong Kong team for next week's Carlsberg Cup, which facing world champions Brazil national team. Lai Sun-cheung, Hong Kong team coach explained that Sham and Lam were the core players of the Olympic team. Both of them shown a great prospect in Asian and domestic matches. They will learn and get a variable experience when facing the best team in the world. This will also be a good warm up match for Hong Kong team to prepare the upcoming East Asian Championship.

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Traditional Interport match was resumed (31-Jan-2005)

The Hong Kong-Shanghai Cup will be held on Feb 16 after its last conduct in 2002. FA announced that Kitchee will represent Hong Kong to take on Chinese super league contenders Shanghai Shenhua at Mong Kok Stadium. The Shanghai side, which included Chinese International Zhang Yunning, Du Wei as well as Honduras international striker Saúl Martínez is expected to bring an exciting football to Hong Kong fans when they meet Kitchee, one of the most favorite club in Hong Kong.

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Citizen sit at the top of table (23-Jan-2005)

Newcomers Citizen took over as the new leaders of the First Division when they defeated Fukien 3-0 at the Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. They now sit at the top of the table with 17 points, one more than previous leaders, Happy Valley. The win for Citizen was definitely deserved as Yuan Yang and Yan Anane caught the mistakes of their opponent and converted chances to scores. In another match between Kitchee and Sun Hei, two newly signed players Keith Gumbs and Sasa Bajkusa played for Kitchee and Sun Hei separately. Keith Gumbs, St. Kitts & Nevis International striker, headed the scoring for Kitchee in the 20 minute. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.

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Brazil confirmed participating of Carlsberg Cup (18-Jan-2005)

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil national team will take on Hong Kong team in next month's Carlsberg Cup at the Hong Kong stadium, which is also a major activity to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Hong Kong Football Association. Hong Kong players is expected to show their best when they face a full-strength 'Samba' team. Brazilian superstar Ronaldo, who had participated an exhibition match between Hong Kong and Real Madrid in 2003, will make his 100th appearance for Brazil in this match.

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Hong Kong retained Interport Cup (10-Jan-2005)

Hong Kong retained Hong Kong-Guangdong Cup by drawing Guangdong representative team 2-2 in the second leg at the Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. In front of a crowd 16000 spectators, Cheung Sai-ho and Au Wai-lun's score in the 44 and 82 minutes helped Hong Kong battling back twice from a goal down to force a 2-2 draw in the second leg. That gave Hong Kong a 4-2 aggregate win, having won the first leg in Guangzhou 2-0 last week. Besides, the FA announced that more than $2.7 million was raised towards the tsunami disaster fund during the match.

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Ng Wai-chiu joins Shanghai Zhongbang (3-Jan-2005)

Newly promoted Chinese Super League side Shanghai Zhongbang confirmed the transfer of Hong Kong International defender Ng Wai-chiu for the next season. Having been with Nanjing Yoyo and Guangzhou Xiangxue, the Shanghai club will be the third for the talented youngster over a three-and-a-half year span playing Chinese football. He is also the first Hong Kong player landing the top-level of Chinese football. The achievement of Ng means more Hong Kong players will head to mainland to further their career. In the long term, it will be benefit for improving the football standard of Hong Kong.

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Sun Hei crowned League Cup (28-Dec-2004)

Sun Hei claimed the Sunray Cave League Cup after a tense battle which saw Sun Hei defeated rivals Happy Valley 1-0 at the Hong Kong Stadium last night. Sun Hei's goal came in the 87th minute after Hong Kong International striker Chan Ho-man put the ball past Happy Valley's goalkeeper Fan Chun-yip. Sun Hei fans and players erupted in joy and celebrated in what is the first trophy of the club this season.

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Hong Kong placed in East Asian Cup Group B (12-Dec-2004)

Hong Kong and North Korea were drawn into Group B and A respectively in the preliminary draw of East Asian Championship. Hong Kong is expected to eliminate Macau and Mongolia in the group stage and meet North Korea, the most likely opponent at the final. Hong Kong reached the final competition in 2003. However, they lost 1-0 to host Japan, 3-1 to South Korea and China.

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South China suffered a jolt in League Cup (9-Dec-2004)

South China opened their League Cup campaign with a 2-0 defeat by a
young Citizen side. Citizen youngster Ma Shuai shocked the Caroliners in the 18 minute who headed in the first goal off a corner kick. South China seemed to comeback in the remaining time but their threat were stopped by newly Hong Kong International goalkeeper Tse Tak-him. In the 90 minute, Yuan Yang added in Citizen's second goal to settle the match. In another match of the night, Buler Rangers trounced Xiangxue 5-2. Cameroonian striker Batoum Roger played hat trick, who scored 3 out of Rangers' 5 goals.

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Hong Kong lift trophy in Singapore (3-Dec-2004)

Hong Kong, which defeated host Singapore 6-5 on penalties on Tuesday, played the final encounter of the Tiger International Football Festival with a 2-2 draw with Myanmar yesterday. Hong Kong went ahead at the 18th minute as Feng Jizhi drove a low free kick from the top of the box. Myanmar levelled the scoring 10 minutes later through young striker Yan Paing. Four minutes later, Hong Kong regained the lead through Lo Chi-kwan, who burying an effort from close range. Despite Myanmar grabbed a draw with a well-crafted equaliser by Yan Paing in the 84th minute, it cannot stopped Hong Kong to be the winner of the triangular series.

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Ito leaves Kitchee (22-Nov-2004)

Japanese playmaker Ito Dan do not extended his career in Kitchee according to a local paper. His contract has already ended last week. Ito is one of the most skillful and hardworking player in Kitchee. He often create chance for his team members to score. After his leaves, young players such as Chan Yiu-lun and Cheung Kin-fung are likely to play a more important role in Kitchee.

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Hong Kong
crash out of World Cup (17-Nov-2004)

China, which reached the Asian Cup final in August, was denied a second straight trip to the World Cup finals Wednesday night despite a 7-0 victory over Hong Kong, failing to advance in qualifying when Kuwait won their second-round group by one goal. They thrashed Malaysia 6-1 in Kuwait City. Before the match, some Chinese fans had urged Hong Kong's players to drop the fight. However, the FA officials rejected any suggestion that they might throw the game. In this game, Hong Kong's livewire 'keeper Fan Chun-yip denied thwarted several Chinese efforts and dived to block a Zheng Zhi penalty in the 71st minute.

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Hong Kong 2-0 Malaysia (14-Oct-2004)

Hong Kong secured the third place in the World Cup Asian Qualifier Group 4 by defeating Malayisia 2-0 in Mong Kok Stadium last night. Hong Kong's ambitious shown as early in the 5th minute when veteran striker Au Wai-lun head back for Chu Siu-kei to blast the opening goal from 20 yards. After the break, Hong Kong extended the advantage when unmarked Wong Chun-yue headed from close range. In the 79th minute, Malaysian striker Akmal Rizal was sent off for volatile exchange with the referee and the underdog finally suffered five straight defeat in the World Cup qualifier.

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Ng ready for Hong Kong team (10-Oct-2004)

Hong Kong star Ng Wai-chiu is ready to play World Cup Qualifier against Malaysia on Oct 13 (Wed). Ng joined Chinese First Division club Nanjing Yoyo this season and become one of the first team member of the club. Hong Kong coach Lai Sun-chueng said he will place Ng in the first eleven to achieve his three point policy of the game.

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AS Roma may visit Hong Kong at the end of season (1-Oct-2004)

According to local press, Italian giants AS Roma may visit the SAR next summer, They will also play an exhibition match against Hong Kong team to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Football Association.

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Citizen 4-1 Fukien (25-Sep-2004)

Newcomers Citizen shocked Fukien 4-1 as Stephane Ambassa scored twice in the first half and Wu Guopeng, Ma Shuai added two more goals for the promoted team after the break. Edward Chambers earned a consolidation goal for Fukien but cannot prevent Citizen to get all three points.

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Sun Hei 1-0 Kitchee (18-Sep-2004)

Defending League Champion Sun Hei has a good start when they defeated Kitchee 1-0 at Siu Sai Wan Stadium. Cameroonian Striker Akosah scored the only goal at the second half of the match.

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