Ten Sports to air Carlsberg Cup live

MUMBAI: The action will be all live on Ten Sports as the worlds top-ranked football team, Brazil, makes their Hong Kong debut when they take on the Hong Kong Representative Team at the Hong Kong Stadium for the Carlsberg Cup.

The Carlsberg Cup will be aired on 9 February at 2.25 pm.

FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho, voted the world's best player last year, will head a stellar cast of 22 Brazilians named for the friendly match in Hong Kong. Since winning the last World Cup for an impressive fifth time in Southapan Korea/Japan,Brazilian players have been in supreme form while playing for the worlds top club teams.

Coach Carlos Pareira has called up many of the top stars from the 2002 campaign in addition to rising stars like Portuguese club FC Porto's Luis Fabiano.The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) have announced a 22-man squad for the Hong Kong Representative Team including most of the top stars to take on the five-time World Champions.

Brazil will be looking to rebound from their 0-1 loss to Ecuador in their last World Cup Qualifier match. Brazil's next qualifier is against Peru on 27 March. The top four South American teams qualify for the World Cup finals, while the fifth-place team plays the Oceania winner for another berth.

The football offering from Ten Sports comprises action from the top European leagues including the German, French, Portuguese and the Italian Serie A. In addition, the channel holds the exclusive rights to all the South American World Cup 2006 Soccer Qualifiers, including all Brazil and Argentina games.

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