The Hong Kong Football Association will again be represented by the HKFA Red Dragons. HKFA Red Dragons participated in the 2017 edition of the tournament as the Hong Kong Football Association sought to give more of their U-23 players the invaluable chance to pit their wits against teams from across the globe.
The HKFA fielded two teams in 2015 when U-18 and U-20 sides played in the annual showpiece. A HKFA Red Dragons side previously competed at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens in 2012 and 2013 as a U-21 side.
In 2013, the HKFA Red Dragons edged out the Yau Yee League Select on penalties in the Plate quarter-finals before losing on penalties to eventual champions BC Rangers in the semi-finals. Last year, the Red Dragons finished in third place in their group behind Rangers and Cagliari before edging Singapore Cricket Club to reach the semi-finals of the Plate competition, where they lost out to Wellington Phoenix.
Hong Kong’s U-23 side enjoyed their finest hour in 2009 as they won the gold medal at the East Asian Games with a penalty shootout victory over Japan in the final.