It was to be a tasty tussle, a clash of age-old rivals to christen the Republic’s new state-of-the-art sports colosseum.
But the football match between Singapore and Malaysia on the eve of National Day has been postponed.
It will not be the first football game to be hosted at the new 55,000-capacity National Stadium, the crown jewel of the $1.33 billion Singapore Sports Hub.
Citing the need for more time to prepare for the “high turnout” expected, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) announced yesterday that the match will be rescheduled, with a new date yet to be set.
While the National Stadium will welcome Rugby’s World Club 10s next month as its inaugural sporting event, Italian giants Juventus’ match against a Singapore Selection side will now be the first football match to be held there.