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Safety trumps sports pedigree in AFF's naming of Singapore as Suzuki Cup host

The Suzuki Cup will be the biggest sports event to be held here since the pandemic.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - When the Lions march out to open the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup against Myanmar at the National Stadium on Dec 5, they could have up to 10,000 fans roaring them on from the stands.

It will be a welcome boost as they leverage on homeground advantage in their bid to win a fifth Suzuki Cup. And they have Singapore's no-nonsense approach in managing the coronavirus to thank for this.

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