Ajax to make HK Soccer Sevens debut

09:32, April 14, 2010      

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Dutch giants Ajax will make their debut in the Hong Kong International Soccer Sevens in May, the organizers announced here Tuesday.

According to the Hong Kong Football Club, English club Sunderland will also make their first appearance in the main competition of the tournament, and will be joined by Premier League rivals Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Ham United.

The reigning champion Glasgow Celtic are returning to defend their title while the team they beat in the final, Scottish Premier League arch rivals Rangers, will also be back.

Former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole, showing up at the draw here, will lead his own team in the masters competition.

The tournament will be held from May 14 to 16 at Hong Kong Football Club with a total of 32 teams participating, 16 in the main competition and 16 in the masters.



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