Singapore’s Achievements in Football

Football is indeed the most famous sport in the planet. In fact, Singapore is not behind with this sport because they have already won championships for several times. The latest is the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup which is called Tiger Cup in the past. The first title that they started their winning streak was when they have won was in 1998 wherein they have conquered Vietnam in a 1-0 ending. The next title was achieved in 2005 wherein they have beaten the national squad of Indonesia in a two-leg aggregate, 5-2. In 2007, they bagged the trophy after defeating Thailand on a 3-2 aggregate (the combined score on a 2-game match). This made the Singapore National Team the only team that has won four times in ASEAN Football Championships.

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Other Achievements

Because Singapore is tagged as the best football team in Southeast Asia, they qualify for the 2007 Asian Cup. In the competition, they were the only team who has given Iraq’s football team (2007 Asian Cup Champions) a defeat. Aside that they have beaten the powerhouse of football in Asia in 2007, they also set a new record for most goals that the national team has achieved. It was a game against Laos during the ASEAN Football Championship match wherein they scored a remarkable and incredible 11-0 win. During the game, Mohd Noh Alam Shah scored an astonishing 7 goals to put an exclamation point to the Laos National Team.

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World Ranking

At present, Singapore ranks number 143 in the world rankings. However, the highest rank that they have achieved was number 73. That was in 1993. And with that, they have been listed by Asian Football Confederation in 2005 as the “Mover of the Year”.

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The Future Looks Bright for Valencia

If you are a football fan, you are familiar with Valencia. Valencia is a Spanish football club founded in 1919. The club plays in La Liga. To date, they are the largest and the most flourishing club in Spanish and European football. The club comes in third position after the Real Madrid and the FC Barcelona.

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The club’s journey was not easy. Their golden times was halted because of their massive debt issues in 2010. Due to their massive debts, the team gave up their top players like David Silva and David Villa to Barcelona and Manchester. But despite that, the team satisfactorily finished at 3rd place in the La Liga season 2010-11.

The fate of the club is about to turn because there is an offer for an investment. According to reports, the Peter Lim, a Singaporean billionaire is willing to thrust money to the club so it can become the power it was once. The club owes Bankia, a Spanish banking corporation €300 million. The club was forced to give up their top players to raise money. Their stadium is also under construction.

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With Mr. Lim’s offer, the future of Valencia looks bright. Amadeo Salvo, the president of the club, is positive about the new offer. The new investment seeks to strengthen the team’s standing in Spain and the whole of Europe. Mr. Lim is more than ready to invest between €30 – €50 million in January 2014 to win a spot at the Champions League.

For the time being, Valencia is waiting for the answer of the Bankia. The club is positive about the investment and is looking forward to it.

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