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2013 S-League to kick-off with 12 teams, new format

Published on Nov 6, 2012 7:38 PM
 
Tampines Rovers FC celebrate winning the S-League title on Nov 2. They beat Harimau Muda 1-0 to clinch the title. The 2013 Great Eastern-YEO'S S-League looks will kick-off with 12 teams, after Gomak United's pull-out was confirmed on Tuesday evening. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

THE 2013 Great Eastern-YEO'S S-League looks will kick-off with 12 teams, after Gomak United's pull-out was confirmed on Tuesday evening.

In a 30-minute press conference at Football Association of Singapore headquarters at the Jalan Besar Stadium, several other changes were also announced for next season.

The most significant is a new competition format, which will see the league split into two groups of six, based on their ranking at the end of the regular two-round season. The teams will then play off within their respective groups - 1st to 6th and 7th to 12th - to determine the final league standings.

Other changes include an increase in the foreign player quota from four to five, a change in the league's mandatory fitness test from the beep test to a 2.4km run, as well as an increase in prize money.

 
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