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1 Play Sports Official Broadcaster of Merlion Cup Relaunch

Updated: May 30, 2020

The Merlion Cup, after a decade of hiatus, has now been revived by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and will be hosted in Singapore from June 7th to June 9th, 2019. This edition of the Cup will see the Under-22 (U22) national teams from Indonesia, the Philippines,

Singapore and Thailand go up against each other.

1 Play Sports will be the official broadcaster of the tournament with live streaming available at 1 Play Sports Facebook page, except in Indonesia and Thailand. "We are thrilled to broadcast the Merlion Cup, especially now U22 teams have been introduced. 1 Play Sports is an exceptional platform for promoting community sports and encouraging young talent to enhance their performance for professional games. We are grateful to collaborate with FAS for this edition of the Cup and are inspired to advance other grassroots level sports " says 1 Play Sports CEO, Mohit Lalvani.

The Merlion Cup, held annually in Singapore from 1982 to 1986, in 1992 and in 2009, was widely known as the premier invitational football tournament and featured competitive senior teams such as Australia, China, Iraq, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea and international club sides like Inter Milan and Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Merlion Cup, officially initiated for the first time for U22 category in May 2019, will be an excellent platform for boosting the young players’ game for the upcoming SEA games in the Philippines from Nov-Dec 2019. Officials from FAS are considering this friendly invitational football to be an annual affair, however, it could switch between a senior and age-group competition as and when required.

The two-day tournament, to be held in the Jalan Besar stadium of Singapore, will kick-off with Thailand vs Indonesia match on 7th June at 4:30 pm (SGT). Catch the surround content leading up to the live matches at 1 Play Sports Facebook page and YouTube channel. Also, stay tuned for our match preview show, halftime show, and post-

match wrap up during our live broadcasts.

Here is the schedule for the fixtures:

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