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Barclays Asia Trophy, 2011 winners

Barclays Asia Trophy, 2011 winners

Top Barclays Premier League teams will return to Hong Kong for the Barclays Asia trophy.

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The Barclays Premier League has a great following across Asia and this is particularly true in Hong Kong where we have a hotbed of passionate fans.
Robert Morrice, Chairman and CEO, Barclays Asia

Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and South China FC will compete in the biennial tournament – the only Premier League-affiliated competition to be held outside England.

The announcement was made today by title sponsor Barclays, the Premier League, and the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA).

This is the sixth Asia Trophy, with the others having previously been held in Kuala Lumpur (2003), Bangkok (2005), Hong Kong (2007 and 2011) and Beijing (2009).

Barclays is the title sponsor of the Asia Trophy for the fourth time.

The four team tournament will take place on Wednesday, 24 and Saturday, 27 July 2013.

The tournament will be officiated by Barclays Premier League and HKFA match officials, and will also be staged in accordance with Barclays Premier League rules.

Robert Morrice, Chairman and CEO, Barclays Asia, said: “The Barclays Premier League has a great following across Asia and this is particularly true in Hong Kong where we have a hotbed of passionate fans. Robert Morrice, Chairman and CEO, Barclays AsiaHong Kong is one of Barclays regional hubs, so we are delighted that the Barclays Asia Trophy is returning to Hong Kong for a third time. This tournament will bring fans closer to the action and give Barclays the chance to engage with our clients and the community.”

Richard Scudamore, Premier League Chief Executive, added: “We are hugely excited at the Premier League to be bringing the Barclays Asia Trophy back to Hong Kong for a third time. The 2011 tournament was without doubt our most successful to date and the atmosphere inside the Hong Kong Stadium on both nights was particularly memorable.

“I believe we are bringing to the Barclays Asia Trophy Hong Kong our strongest ever line-up of teams. Again, in Manchester City, we have the reigning Barclays Premier League champions taking part. Tottenham Hotspur play an exciting attacking brand of football that makes the Premier League the most watched league in the world, while Martin O’Neill is sure to bring a never-say-die Sunderland to Hong Kong.

“They are clubs of outstanding pedigree and history who represent the best of the Barclays Premier League: they have some of the world’s best footballers, they are winners and they also have many fans in Hong Kong that they are looking forward to entertaining.” 

 

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