Football: Grooming a new breed of Lions for the 2034 World Cup dream

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SINGAPORE - Some years ago, I watched a Schools National B Division football final at the Jalan Besar Stadium alongside the then national Under-16 coach.

Noticing Chinese players featured heavily in both finalists' teams, I asked the coach why his squad of 18, which had played in the Lion City Cup a month earlier, had only one.

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