When the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the 2019 Asian Cup was expanding from 16 teams to 24, in Southeast Asia there was great hope that an expanded tournament would mean more teams from the region competing in Asia’s showpiece tournament.
Local football legend Aleksandar Duric did not mince his words on the state of Singaporean football, the imminent cut of funding for the S.League and his belief privatisation is needed for the sport to make progress.
A significant number of Malaysia Super League (MSL) titles have won by foreign coaches, most of whom had excellent squads at their disposal. FourFourTwo takes a look at five of the most successful foreign coaches in Malaysia since the MSL’s inception in 2004.
As the Thais chased every ball against the Socceroos, the Lions ran out of puff against Turkmenistan. Singapore may have a smaller talent pool than their regional rivals, but there’s no excuse for being less fit, argues Neil Humphreys.
Singapore vice-captain Hariss Harun said his side is coming to grips with the new 3-4-3 formation, but will need to be more clinical as the Lions gear up for a crunch Asian Cup home qualifier against Turkmenistan on Tuesday night.
With a friendly against Hong Kong and a crucial fixture against Turkmenistan fast approaching, here are some players that V.Sundramoorhy could summon if he needs something different either in attack or defence for the Singapore side.