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The World Cup in Hong Kong: a minor event or a hotbed of football fanatics?

Chatteris' own Ben Bennet and our summer intern Ronald Leeon Hong Kong's reaction to the football world cup.

Hong Kong might not have any representation on the field in Russia but that doesn’t mean the World Cup hasn’t been seen across the 852. The 21st FIFA World Cup is unavoidable in Hong Kong as people can’t get enough of the world’s most watched sporting event. Just don’t mention the time difference…

With the first round of games now almost complete the tournament is well under way and a scattering of national shirts can be spotted all over the region. Lan Kwai Fong on Saturday was awash with the colours of Australia, France, Iceland, Argentina, Peru, Denmark, Croatia and Nigeria as people flocked to catch their team in action in the various bars in Central and Soho. However, catching your team in action over here isn’t quite as simple as it would be back home in the UK. Unfortunately, to watch the lads in action you have to pay a hefty price with a NOWTV World Cup subscript…

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