Barclays Asia Trophy Live
The fourth edition of the Barclays Asia Trophy kicks off on July 29 when West Ham United take on Tottenham Hotspur at Beijing's Workers Stadium in China. You can watch all the live football matches from this exciting competition live online via Live Sports Network.
Apart from West Ham and Spurs, Hull City make up the third English club to take part in the competition while China's Beijing Guoan will be representing the hosts. Both Hull and Guoan will face each other in the second semi final following the completion of the first game.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp will be hoping to have completed his transfer dealings by that time with Spurs yet to sign a new player this season though they have managed to trim their squad following the departures of Didier Zokora and Chris Gunter for around £10 million.
West Ham meanwhile have made one major signing this summer following the arrival of Inter Milan striker Luis Jimenez on a season long loan. The Chilean international was tracked by West Ham ever since Gianfranco Zola was appointed the coach and the Hammers finally got their man after pursuing the deal for more than a month.
Hull City came very close to pulling off a marquee signing after expressing their interest in Michael Owen but Manchester United hijacked the deal at the very end leaving the Tigers with no new signing this season. Manager Phil Brown will be hoping for an improved performance from his side this season after Hull came very close to getting relegated from the Premier League even though at one time the Tigers had held on to the third place for quite some time.
Brown will be hoping to get his squad back in shape and will be confident of beating Beijing Gouan in their first match and qualify to the final which will be played on July 31.
While the previous three editions had generated some interest from the local crowd, tournament organizers have managed to sell just 20,000 of the 120,000 tickets available for the matches so far with the majority of the fans buying cheaper tickets.
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