ON 17 November, a football match that many Hongkongers had been looking forward to finally took place in Mongkok Stadium (旺角大球場). It was a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup (世界盃) between Hong Kong and China. In the end, the two teams drew 0-0. Though Hong Kong did not win, the local supporters were very happy and they cheered for the players’ wonderful performance!
In the past few months, Hong Kong's football team has regained a lot of support. Fans would queue for many hours and even overnight to buy tickets to watch the matches. For this game, people could even watch the game live on big screens in many places all over Hong Kong! Local spirit was very high.
(This article is published on Goodies on 25 November 2015)