Hong Kong-China game to test Xi's football reform plan

The 2018 World Cup qualifier seen as a crucial encounter between the former colony and the country that governs it.

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    Hong Kong is due to host China on Tuesday in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

    It is expected to be a tense encounter because of the political situation between the former colony and the country that governs it.

    The game is also seen as test for President Xi Jinping's plan to turn China into a football power house.

    Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Beijing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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