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Premier League champions ready for Sevens test

Former champions Leicester City must live up to expectations at this week’s HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens following their recent Premier League triumph, according to coach Steve Beaglehole. Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester landed a maiden top-flight title earlier this month after winning the Premier League by a 10-point margin to claim a first championship in their 132-year […]

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10 stars set to shine at HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

Many of today’s stars earned their spurs at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens, and at the 2016 edition there will be a host of new talent on display with aspirations to join them. Here are 10 players you should be looking out for when the action kicks off at Hong Kong Football Club. Daniel Barlaser […]

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Record-making Eastern coach looks ahead to HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

Chan Yuen-ting made history last month when her Eastern side were crowned champions of the Hong Kong Premier League. The success saw Chan become the first-ever female coach to have led a professional men’s team to a top-flight championship. Her next challenge is at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens, where she will become the first-ever […]

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Stage set for Masters Tournament

Defending champions USRC will go head-to-head with two-time winners Ajax All Stars, while Citi All Stars will face off against 2015 runners-up Wallsend Boys Club as the Masters Tournament at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens promises to once again offer up some thrilling action. Kowloon side USRC became the first Hong Kong team to win […]

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Main Tournament ready for kick-off

Leicester City will arrive at the 17th HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens after an incredible Premier League campaign, but will face strong competition from their countrymen in the shape of Aston Villa, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Stoke City, as well as a host of other international entrants including Japan’s Kashima Antlers, FC Seoul of […]

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Leicester City to face West Ham United at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

Premier League pacesetters Leicester City will face last year’s runners-up West Ham United at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens in May after the English clubs were paired together in Group D alongside HKFA U-21 and Singapore Cricket Club following Tuesday’s draw. Leicester won the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens at the second time of asking when […]

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Anthony Taylor to officiate at HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

UEFA Euro 2016-bound English Premier League referee Anthony Taylor will officiate at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens in May. Taylor, 37, boasts a wealth of domestic and international experience having taken charge of Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the 2015 League Cup final and Arsenal’s defeat of Chelsea in the 2015 FA Community Shield. […]

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FC Seoul to replace Atletico Madrid

FC Seoul will become the first team from South Korea to participate in the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens after replacing defending champions Atletico Madrid in the draw for the Main Tournament. Spain’s Atletico beat England’s West Ham United 3-2 after extra-time in the 2015 final to win the title on their HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens […]

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Vladimir Smicer & Patrik Berger to feature for Citi All Stars

Liverpool and Czech Republic legends Vladimir Smicer and Patrik Berger will feature for the Citi All Stars in the Masters Tournament of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens in May. The pair helped their native Czech Republic reach the final of the UEFA European Championship in 1996 before enjoying distinguished careers with the Premier League side. […]

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Thai Youth Football Home to make Sevens debut

A Phuket-based charity with a strong Hong Kong connection will face English Premier League opposition on their HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens debut after Thai Youth Football Home were confirmed for this year’s tournament ahead of April’s draw. A brainchild of former Hong Kong Football Club member Henrik Lorenz, who passed away in 2006, the Youth […]

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Five English Premier League sides book Sevens return

Five-time champions Aston Villa and current Premier League pacesetters Leicester City will lead a strong English contingent in the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens at Hong Kong Football Club at the end of May. Former winners Newcastle United, last year’s runners-up West Ham United and Stoke City complete a strong group who will feature at the […]

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Aston Villa’s Soccer Sevens stars sign pro contracts

June 17, 2015: Left-back Lewis Kinsella, midfielder Riccardo Calder and striker Jerell Sellars are among eight Aston Villa players from this year’s Soccer Sevens set to sign or extend contracts with the Midlands club, according to www.avfc.co.uk.   Kinsella, who captained Villa in Hong Kong this year, started training with the first team soon after […]

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Atletico Madrid, Newcastle, West Ham stars top Soccer Sevens scorers

June 1, 2015: The sensational Samuel Saiz was the top scorer in the Main Tournament at the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens after scoring seven goals in Atletico Madrid’s six matches, finishing with his extra-time winner against West Ham in the Cup final.   The blond-bearded 24-year-old, a long-time Atletico B striker, was also named Player […]

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Atletico Madrid come from two goals down to beat West Ham in Cup final

Hong Kong; May 31, 2015: Atletico Madrid came from two goals down to beat West Ham United 3-2 after extra-time to win the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens in spectacular fashion at Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday evening.   Atletico were the first Spanish club to compete at the Soccer Sevens and left with the […]

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