SINGAPORE (6 Aug 2011) – In preparation for their opening match against China in the third round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers next month, Singapore have obtained valuable information from Australia on how to prepare for the high-altitude match in Kunming.
Singapore will open their campaign in Group A in the third round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against China on 2 Sept 2011 – with the Chinese FA China having scheduled all their matches at the Tudong Stadium in Kunming – located some 1,900m above sea level.
Other than getting the agreement from S-League club bosses to allow the Singapore national team some two weeks to prepare for the opener, chief coach Radojko Avramovic had also gained the help from Australia on how to play in Kunming.
“We have already got in touch with them (Australia FA) on how they prepared for the match (when they held China to a scoreless draw at the last 2010 World Cup qualifiers) and the information is helpful,” said Avramovic to Today.
“I don’t see any problem playing in Kunming. If Australia could play there without problems, then we should be able to do it as well.
“China are a good team and we should be focusing on this, not the atmosphere there.”