Press Releases ● Aug 09, 2017
Singapore Drawn With Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos And Brunei In 2017 Sea Games Football Group Stage
SINGAPORE, 9 JULY 2017: Singapore will face Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos and Brunei in the group stages of the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that will take place next month.
Defending champions Thailand were placed in Group B where they will face Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Philippines.
While Head Coach, National Youth Teams Richard Tardy expressed optimism at the draw, he also said: ‚ÄúWhile Group B appears to be the tougher group on paper, we will also be facing some difficult opponents in our group. Anything can happen in football, so we will not be underestimating any team.
‚ÄúOur traditional rivals Malaysia have home ground advantage and will certainly be going all out in their game against us, while Myanmar is very strong too ‚Äì several of their players are also in the senior National Team, and many of them were part of the squad that qualified for the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.‚Äù
‚ÄúWe will be doing our best in all the games and I ask for the continued support from all stakeholders, including the clubs and all our fans, in our journey to the 2017 SEA Games.‚Äù
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE