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Japan vs Brazil match at National Stadium converted to beach football game due to sandy pitch conditions

Posted on 14 October 2014

Hear the explanation of the Singapore official.

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The Football Association of Singapore has announced that the Japan versus Brazil match to be held at the National Stadium in the evening on Oct. 14, 2014, will be converted into a beach football match.

This after it was discovered that the pitch condition was still too sandy to be considered a regular football field, where the turf is typically made of grass that doesn’t cost $1 billion to grow.

Kee Tak Kiu, a Singaporean official, said: “We will bring in the smaller goal posts and narrow down the perimeter of the pitch to fit the smaller court size of beach football.”

“This will essentially be a 5-a-side game.”


“To add to the atmosphere of a beach environment, we’d bring in the flood lights we used to simulate grass growth and shine it at the players, given that we are playing at night. This will create the effect as if it was in the day.”

“It is regrettable that we cannot have a nicer pitch with green grass.”

“This is a reminder that sometimes money cannot buy success.”


Other Singapore football news:

Japan, Brazil team buy insurance from NTUC Income ahead of National Stadium match with sandy pitch

S’pore nearly beat Juventus, needed just 6 more goals to win

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