Press Releases ● Sep 13, 2014

Football Team To Be Sent To 2014 Asian Games


SINGAPORE, 13 AUGUST 2014: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is delighted to announce that a football team will be sent to represent Team Singapore at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. This follows a successful appeal to the Singapore National Olympic Committee (SNOC).

“We are grateful to the SNOC for approving our selection to participate in the Asian Games. We thank them for considering the fact that Bahrain is the 2013 Under-23 Gulf Cup champion,” said Bernd Stange, Head Coach, National Teams.

“Playing against top-class international opponents in the Asian Games will certainly help our young footballers to raise their game. We have already seen some encouraging performances from the Under-23 National Team this year. Our players are now raring to do their best for their country and will play with pride and passion.

“Finally, we want to thank all stakeholders, including sponsors, the media and most importantly the fans, for their support.”

The SNOC took into consideration the Under-23 National Team’s 3-2 win over their Bahrain counterparts on 5 August. The 2013 Under-23 Gulf Cup tournament included teams from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE. The UAE Under-23 team was the silver medallist at the 2010 Asian Games.

The 2014 Asian Games will take place from 19 September till 4 October.