Goal 2034 will lift Singapore football even if Lions fail to qualify for World Cup: Experts

National skipper Hariss Harun hopes the level of the Singapore Premier League will improve to give budding young talents a better platform to play and earn a living.
National skipper Hariss Harun hopes the level of the Singapore Premier League will improve to give budding young talents a better platform to play and earn a living.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) goal of qualifying the national football team for the 2034 Fifa World Cup may seem a pipe dream to some, but former and current footballers and officials are hopeful that the spin-offs from this bold ambition will lift and improve Singapore football.

On Saturday (Aug 18), FAS vice-president Edwin Tong revealed the association's target for the Lions to play at the World Cup finals in 15 years' time, calling it a "realistic" goal.

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