Timor-leste u-23 player could be older

Gali, listed as aged 22 in 2018, played for U-15s in 2019; now named for AFC U-23 tournament

Another issue of age fraud looms as the Singapore Under-23 football team prepare to kick off their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifying campaign against Timor-Leste later this month.

The Timorese have reportedly named Paulo Gali, a player who was previously accused of being overaged, in their squad for the Oct 25-31 competition.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 17, 2021, with the headline 'Timor-leste u-23 player could be older'. Subscribe