Singapore vs Malaysia match to be rescheduled

Originally scheduled as a football curtain raiser at the new Sports Hub, the friendly match between Singapore and Malaysia will now be postponed.

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) made the announcement last night that the Aug 8 match would be rescheduled, but have yet to set a new date.

"The initial response to the game has been very encouraging, confirming our belief that a Singapore-Malaysia game will always be a major crowd-puller," FAS General Secretary Winston Lee said.

"Given the high turnout expected, and to ensure a truly memorable experience and spectacle for every spectator, FAS has concluded that it will need more time to prepare for the event.

"We have informed the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) of our decision and expressed our regrets for any inconveniences caused. We will work closely with the FAM to find another suitable date for the match.

"We will announce more details on the rescheduled match at an opportune time. We would like to thank everyone for their understanding."

This latest development means that the Aug 16 game between Singapore and Italian giants Juventus could potentially be the first football match at the new National Stadium.