Hong Kong played against China in their last game of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship at the Toyota Stadium, Aichi. In search of their first goal and win of the competition, Hong Kong saw them fall short to China for the fourth time in this competition after a spirited team effort that saw them lose 1:0 in a hard-fought contest.
This fixture in Aichi was Hong Kong's third game in just seven days, but that didn't stop head coach Jørn Andersen from putting out a largely unchanged starting lineup, including goalkeeper Chan Ka Ho who had established himself as the Hong Kong number one through a series of assured performances in his previous outings against Japan and South Korea.
The differences in size and physicality between the two sides were apparent right from kickoff, as China established themselves as a significant threat from set pieces with a WeiJun Dai corner that found centre-back Shaocong Wu wide open at the near post, missing the mark with a glancing volley. .....
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