Talented youth from Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will battle it out in the fourth edition of the Under-15 International Challenge Cup, organised by the Football Association of Singapore.
The teams will compete in two groups of four from 23 to 29 Nov, with all matches played at Singapore Sports School, except for the semi-finals and finals which will be played at Jalan Besar Stadium.
As reported by The New Paper, there will be two locals sides playing – the Singapore Under-15 team and Singapore Sports School (SSP). The foreign teams taking part are three-time champions Promotion Fund for Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF), Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), Japan’s Matsumoto Yamaga, Indonesia’s Garuda Unity and Australia’s Melbourne City College and Perth United.
SSP coach and former Singapore international Isa Halim said, “This competition will expose the players to different teams and their varying styles of play.
“Also, it will give my team the chance to compete and understand the demands of international football.
“I want my players to adapt to these demands and give a good account of themselves by applying what they have learnt.”
Under-15 International Challenge Cup
Nov 23 (Sat)
8.30am: S’pore Sports Sch v Perth United
4pm: Melbourne City College v Garuda
7pm: Singapore U-15 v JDT
Nov 24 (Sun)
8.30am: PVF v Yamaga
4pm: Melbourne City College v JDT
7pm: Singapore U-15 v Garuda
Nov 25 (Mon)
8.30am: JDT v Garuda
4pm: S’pore Sports Sch v Yamaga
7pm: PVF v Perth United
Nov 26 (Tues)
8.30am: S’pore U-15 v Melbourne City College
4pm: PVF v S’pore Sports Sch
7pm: Yamaga v Perth United
Nov 28 (Thurs)
8.30am: 7th place play-off
3pm: 5th place play-off
3pm & 5pm: Semi-finals at Jalan Besar Stadium
Nov 29 (Fri)
8.30am: 3rd place play-off
5pm: Final at Jalan Besar Stadium
* All matches at Singapore Sports School unless stated. Admission is free.
This article first appeared on The New Paper.