Date: 21st March 2017 at 12:53pm
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Leicester City’s youngsters will again be in action at this summer’s Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament.

Quite a regular invite for Leicester in recent times and Steve Beaglehole will be once again taking out ten Under 21 youngsters for the competition which takes place between May 26 and 28 and the home of Hong Kong Football Club.

Leicester were the 2013 Cup winners and in the 2016 edition of the competition, we exited at the quarter final stage, but picked up the Shield Trophy instead.

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Leicester make the trip this year alongside names like Aston Villa, West Ham United, Rangers, Marseille and Bayern Leverkusen and in total we have reached ‘a’ final in the tournament make up in each of the five years we have attended.

Hopefully May will see that become six from six with another Cup lifted.

Speaking to lcfc.com, Academy Manager Ian Cawley explained.

‘The HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens has been a rich learning experience for young Leicester City players for many years now. The demands of the competition, its format and its intensity are unique and challenge the players’ ability to adapt to a different environment. The Club has been involved in all three of the tournament’s knockout competitions in recent seasons and we’re delighted to be returning to the Happy Valley to build on the successes of previous years.’

Tournament Director Chris Plowman added.

‘Although we have broadened the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens to more European leagues this year, we of course are delighted to see some great English clubs represented again, with last year`s champions Aston Villa, West Ham United – the finalists for the past two years – and current English champions Leicester City facing off against the new European opposition.’

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