Press Releases ● Oct 07, 2015

Media Advisory




SINGAPORE, 7 OCTOBER 2015: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will be providing hourly-updates on the status of the Singapore vs Afghanistan match (scheduled to be played on 8 October) from 5pm onwards on match day.

If the 24-hour Pollutants Standard Index (PSI) is below 201 before the official kick-off, the match will proceed as scheduled.

Should the air quality deteriorate into the “Very Unhealthy” range closer to kick-off, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) match officials will assess the situation and decide on the most appropriate course of action.

FAS is working closely with the AFC to provide the best possible conditions for the match to take place as scheduled and without compromising the safety and well-being of the fans, players, officials and volunteers which is of utmost importance to us.

While we would put in place additional measures, including additional medical resources as part of our haze management plan, we strongly encourage those who are not feeling well, especially the elderly and children, and those with medical conditions or respiratory ailments, to seek medical attention and/or rest at home.

We will continue to monitor closely the situation, and we urge our fans to visit our official website ( and social media platforms ( from 5pm onwards (on 8 October 2015) for regular updates on the status of the match. For more information on the haze situation in Singapore, fans should visit the national Environment Agency website ( and the haze microsite (

We seek the kind support and understanding of our fans and stakeholders in this matter.