Football Association of Singapore eyeing place at 2034 World Cup; Edwin Tong says goal is 'realistic'

In a picture taken on June 8, 2019, Singapore’s Gabriel Quak celebrates a goal with Faris Ramli against Solomon Islands in an international friendly at the National Stadium in Singapore.
In a picture taken on June 8, 2019, Singapore’s Gabriel Quak celebrates a goal with Faris Ramli against Solomon Islands in an international friendly at the National Stadium in Singapore.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Nearly a decade after Goal 2010, the ambitious plan to qualify Singapore's national football team for the Fifa World Cup, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is reviving its hopes of competing in the world's biggest football tournament in 2034.

Speaking exclusively to The Straits Times on Saturday, FAS vice-president Edwin Tong said that it was a "realistic" goal for the Lions to achieve in 15 years' time.

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