Date
27 March 2017
Soccer fans are gearing up for a World Cup qualifier match between Hong Kong and China next month. Photo: CNSA
Soccer fans are gearing up for a World Cup qualifier match between Hong Kong and China next month. Photo: CNSA

Ticket seekers for World Cup qualifier match must use real names

Soccer fans seeking to buy tickets for next month’s World Cup qualifier match between Hong Kong and China must use their real names and provide necessary identification to gain entry into the stadium.

The much-anticipated match will be held on Nov. 17 at the Mong Kok Stadium.

Tickets will be sold online from early November, and soccer fans must get the tickets at the stadium with their identification cards on the match day, Ming Pao Daily reported.

Pui Kwan-kay, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Football Association, said the move is aimed at ensuring that genuine local fans get the tickets.

Excluding package tickets and some 900 seats reserved for elders and students, around 3,000 tickets will be available for online sale. They will be priced at HK$150.

An individual will be allowed to buy a maximum of two tickets.

To maintain order and prevent clashes between supporters of the two teams, the stadium will set up separate stands for mainland Chinese fans, Pui said.

Meanwhile, the police will also be present in sufficient strength to ensure security during the match.

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