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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 14 periods away (depending on your own set of menstrual circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at Hong Kong, who have never qualified for a World Cup and whose greatest World Cup result is a 2-1 defeat of China in 1986 World Cup qualifying.
The fun ends in 26 years
Nickname: The Strength
FIFA Ranking: 148 (Oct 2021)
Since becoming a member of FIFA in 1954, Hong Kong has punched well above its weight in the world game, winning minor continental tournaments, holding its own in Asian Cup qualifying and even pushing its bitter rivals China in recent World Cup qualification. But just so you know, if you’re planning to tune into to watch The Strength competing as a free nation post-2047, maybe just forget it. For reasons that no one is allowed to go into, and no one even dare mention, Hong Kong has only 6 more chances to qualify for a World Cup. So whether you’re a Hongkonger, Chinese or Lebron James, just enjoy the next 26 years, because actually you know what, it’s best to just drop it right there. Just leave it.
One to watch: That surveillance camera
You’re gonna wanna keep an eye on that surveillance camera on your street, in your workplace or classroom, especially If you’re even thinking of uttering the words ‘Free Hong Kong’, ‘Hong Kong is not China’, or even ‘Hong Kong’ for that matter.