Football in Singapore
Football is without doubt the most popular sport with men and women alike in Singapore. Thanks to the support of the association, which was founded in 1892, Singapore's sportsmen and women enjoy strong competition, which has resulted in some notable success stories, such as Singapore's triumph in the Tiger Cup, one of Asia's most popular events. In 2003, Singapore played host to a women's football tournament that attracted a number of the world's top teams. This was just one of the association's many activities in an attempt to keep pace with the continent's giants. The association's determination is certainly paying off, as the Singapore men's team is currently 106th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with the women 87th. These rankings are positive signs for Singapore and an accurate reflection of the association's «Goal 2010» endeavours, which are geared towards qualification for the World Cup finals in Africa in 2010.
Second Goal project
The Football Association of Singapore was in urgent need of an international-size artificial turf pitch, which was to be laid on a site adjacent to the Jalan Besar Stadium, as the old national stadium was to give way to a modern sports complex due for completion by 2012. The project was approved by the Goal Bureau on 4 February 2008 and was inaugurated on 14 August 2009.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Two-star international-size artificial pitch near the Jalan Besar Stadium
Project approved
4 February 2008
Opened on 14 August 2009
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 100,000 Other sources USD 250,000 Total cost USD 750,000