Friday, February 02, 2007

Thailand assures Singapore of Olympic security

The Football Association of Singapore has reportedly expressed concerns about its team's security at the second leg of the Olympic Games qualifying match in Pakistan later this month. According to an official of the Pakistan Football Federation, FAS wrote to FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation about their worries ahead of the first qualifying round game. "Yes they have expressed concerns. Parents of some of the players want to know what security arrangements and assurances we have for the match," Major Farooq Mir, director of the PFF told Reuters. He said the match originally scheduled in Peshawar had been shifted to Lahore because of logistical problems with the stadium. Peshawar, the capital city of the North West Frontier Province, was the scene of a suicide bombing last week in which 14 people were killed including the city police chief. Farooq said that Pakistan was waiting for word from FIFA and AFC on the match now going ahead in Lahore.

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