Thursday, May 20, 2010

Football Team Draw Results Out for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games 18 May 2010

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) today announced the Football team draw results for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

The Football competition in the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) will comprise Men and Women events.

The six teams per event will be divided into two groups of three for the preliminaries. Each team will play every other team in the group once.

Women's Event

Chile (CHI), Equatorial Guinea (GEQ), Papua New Guinea (PNG), Iran (IRI), Trinidad and Tobago (TRI), and Turkey (TUR) will compete in the Women's event.

                        Group A                                  Group B

    A1                     TUR                       B1                  CHI
    A2                     IRI                          B2                  TRI
    A3                     PNG                       B3                  GEQ

Men's Event

Bolivia (BOL), Montenegro (MNE), Singapore (SIN), Vanuatu (VAN), Zimbabwe (ZIM) and a team from Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will compete in the Men's event. 

                       Group C                                    Group D

   C1                    VAN                          D1                  SIN
   C2                    BOL                          D2                  ZIM
   C3                    CONCACAF              D3                 MNE

 In conducting the draw, the Guest of Honour - Mr Kwek Leng Joo, Board Member and Chairman of the Marketing Advisory Committee of SYOGOC, picked out the team names and Mr Lim Kia Tong, Vice President of Football Association of Singapore (FAS) picked out the corresponding team grouping. Mr John Schmacher, Manager of Olympics and Youth Events, FIFA presided over the draw. The ceremony was also witnessed by officials from FIFA, SYOGOC and the participating National Federations.

The first match of the Singapore 2010 Football competition will take place on 12 August 2010 at 6pm between the Women's Football teams of Turkey and Iran. Please refer to Annex A for details on the match fixtures.


The Football Team Draw determined team groupings and match fixtures for the 12 participating teams in the Singapore 2010 Football competition. (In photo) Team representatives from the participating National Federations take a group photo after the event.

Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail

Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 370,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.

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