Glory on tour: Hong Kong
Hong Kong isn't exactly the first city that springs to mind when one mentions football. Yes, it attracts travelling Premier League sides looking for a money-spinning preseason stop-off, but what about the domestic football scene?
Well, you may or may not be surprised to hear that Hong Kong has it's own 'national' football team – although, in a territory with a population of just 7.3 million people, they can comfortably be considered minnows on the international stage. They did, however, hold China to a draw in a 2015 World Cup qualifying tie – a result that would have delighted Hong Kongers everywhere. Incredibly, Hong Kong also boasts four tiers of domestic football – including the showpiece competition, the Hong Kong Premier League.
It was this last that photographer Andrew Zwarych took in during a recent visit to the city. Andrew was pitchside at the Mong Kok Stadium for a clash between high-flying Kitchee SC and last-placed Hong Kong Football Club. The result was a 10-0 drubbing dished out by the home side. In Andrew's words:
"This was the craziest game I’ve ever seen. (Kitchee SC striker) Sandro finished with four goals, and the fans chanted and sang for the entire 90 minutes in English."
You can check out Andrew's matchday pictures below.