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Football: FAS steps up efforts to prepare team for 2015 SEA Games

Singapore is setting itself a target of winning the gold medal in football at the 2015 SEA Games, and efforts to prepare the squad are being stepped up.

SINGAPORE: Singapore is setting itself a target of winning the gold medal in football at the 2015 SEA Games, and efforts to prepare the squad are being stepped up.

Such efforts include getting the core of the team to continue playing in the S League, and giving the players more high level exposure through overseas training tours, like a recent stint in Turkey in January.

Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Zainudin Nordin said: "The experience they had being in Turkey for one month and the exposure they had meeting with stronger and bigger opponents have given them a lot of values, and we will be doing a lot more with our young team to prepare them for the 2015 SEA Games.

“Of course, in the middle of the year, the team will not be involved in the World Cup tournament and we have some plans in the pipeline to develop them further in the preparations towards the 2015 SEA Games."

The 2014 Courts Young Lions squad was officially unveiled on Friday, with main sponsor Courts extending its partnership for a fourth consecutive season.

A number of players from the squad were part of the team that won bronze for Singapore at last year's SEA Games. 

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