Tag: Football

Hurray, watch World Cup 2018 football: No price hikes and nine free matches for...

Suresh Nair GOOD news for Singapore football fans: You will get front-row seats to watch June’s World Cup Finals in Russia. The three local broadcasters -...

48 teams for the expanded World Cup football in 2026: Is this madness?

Suresh Nair CRAZY some may say, making the World Cup competition as crowded as Chinatown or Little India but a vote will be taken this...

Lim Tong Hai – Wrong leader for Singapore referees

By Suresh Nair THE appointment of Lim Tong Hai as FAS Referees Committee (FASRC) chairman for another four-year term has created disquiet among the refereeing...

World Cup and Singapore

By Michael Y.P. Ang Only 77 countries have ever qualified for the World Cup finals. But 132 of Fifa's 209 member countries, nearly two-thirds of...

World Cup: Break-away nations’ success

by Michael Y.P. Ang In the past quarter-century alone, the world has witnessed the creation of over 30 sovereign states. Political developments have prompted nations...

Unconstructive Singapore politics, Italian fascism and the World Cup

by Michael Y.P. Ang Since it began in 1930, the World Cup has been linked to political, economic, social and cultural developments. Using FIFA's premier...

World Cup: Why some succeed and some fail

by Michael Y.P. Ang Countries around the world have jostled for global football supremacy 19 times since 1930, but only eight countries have achieved the...

Be Brazilian or Dutch or English – just for the World Cup

By Pang Xue Qiang You may not get the Kallang Roar but make no mistake, the cheers will be even more resounding. Join the Dutch,...

Political lessons from Man U’s football fiasco

by Michael Y.P. Ang It is difficult to argue against the sacking of Manchester United inept manager David Moyes, who has almost single-handedly turned what...

Why SIA chose F1 instead of S-League

By Michael Y. P. Ang As Formula One waves goodbye to the SingTel Grid Girls and welcomes the Singapore Girl, some within Singapore's sports fraternity...
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