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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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USRC – BTS edge rivals Wallsend Boys Club in exciting Masters final

May 31, 2015: USRC – BTS lifted the Masters Cup at the third time of trying with a 2-1 win over Wallsend Boys Club of Newcastle in the penultimate match of the day.   USRC took the lead through 35-year-old Daniel Lins Cortes, formerly of Wellington Phoenix. Former Leeds United striker Michael Bridges equalised for […]

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Atletico Madrid light up Hong Kong on Soccer Sevens debut

Hong Kong; May 30, 2015: Samuel Saiz fired five goals in three matches as Atletico Madrid lit up the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens on their tournament debut by topping Group D with two wins and a draw. Yau Yee League Select, representing Hong Kong’s top amateur league, upset the seedings to finish second in the […]

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Wellington, West Ham impress as Villa, Kitchee join Cup quarters

May 30, 2015: Australian striker Kwabena Appiah scored a hat-trick as newcomers Wellington Phoenix smashed five-time champions Aston Villa 4-1 to finish top of Group C and cruise into the Cup quarter-finals.   Appiah, part of the Western Sydney Wanderers squad that won last year’s AFC Champions League, ran rampant against a Villa side who […]

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Harewood shines as Citibank All Stars kick off in winning fashion

May 29, 2015: Marlon Harewood announced himself as a new star of the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens as the Citibank All Stars kicked off the Masters Tournament with two wins on Friday night.   Harewood, who only turned 35 last August, scored the winner in the 1-0 win over HKFC Chairman’s Select and then bagged […]

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High-flying Leicester “told to come back with the Cup”

May 29, 2015: Leicester City are under pressure to “come back with the Cup” from this weekend’s HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens as an experienced squad set out to make up for last year’s disappointing title defence and regain the trophy.   Leicester arrived in Hong Kong after an excellent season in England’s U-21 Development League, […]

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