Singapore football's Goal 2034: What it'd take to score winning goal

The Football Association of Singapore revealed recently its goal to qualify for the 2034 World Cup. But is it achievable? The Straits Times speaks to experts and insiders on what is needed to make the dream a reality

The dream is for the Singapore flag to fly in a World Cup stadium in 2034, as the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) revealed on Aug 17. But can the Lions qualify for the sport's showcase tournament in 15 years' time?

While the news was largely welcomed by the football fraternity, fans and the public clearly need convincing, especially those who remember how Goal 2010 - a similarly ambitious project mooted in 1998 to help the Lions qualify for the World Cup - failed to take off.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2019, with the headline 'What it'd take to score winning goal'. Print Edition | Subscribe