Munich and Sao Paulo join China-HK celebrations

Tickets for the Hong Kong SAR 10th Anniversary Reunification Cup (celebrating the transfer of sovereignty of the former British Crown Colony to the Peoples Republic of China) go on sale at 9 am June 14 at Hong Kong Stadium. The extravaganza, featuring three football games, will be held at the stadium on 1 July.

The curtain-raiser at 12.20 pm is the China - Hong Kong Stars Cup between the All Stars Sports Association and the China All Star Soccer Team. It will be followed by German Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich against four-time Brazilian League Champions Sao Paulo in the Lee Shau Kee Cup.

The main match pits the China National Team against the FIFA World Stars in the Henderson Reunification Cup. Ghana International Michael Essien is tipped to lead the 20-member FIFA teamr which will include former Japan player Nakata Hidetoshi.

According to Hong Kong government information, tickets for upper- and main-level seating are HK$60, and HK$20 for students and senior citizens. For enquiries call +852 2712-9122 or +852 2314-2112.