Singapore football's Goal 2034: Lessons to heed from Goal 2010

Buoyed by Goal 2010, Singapore fans had to gradually quell their optimism as they watched the Lions lose 1-0 to Kyrgyzstan in a qualifier for the 2002 World Cup at the former National Stadium in February 2001. ST FILE PHOTO
Buoyed by Goal 2010, Singapore fans had to gradually quell their optimism as they watched the Lions lose 1-0 to Kyrgyzstan in a qualifier for the 2002 World Cup at the former National Stadium in February 2001. ST FILE PHOTO

Stakeholders of shelved objective to reach World Cup in South Africa recall missteps

Over two weeks after the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) revealed its ambitious goal for the Lions to qualify for the 2034 World Cup, debate over its feasibility continues unabated among fans and the fraternity.

The topic was also raised in Parliament yesterday, as Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap, Member of Parliament for Aljunied Group Representation Constituency, submitted a written question about the strategic plans for the FAS to achieve its goal.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2019, with the headline 'Lessons to heed from Goal 2010'. Print Edition | Subscribe