| VIENTIANE (4 Dec 2009) – The daily grind is a not a problem for Singapore as they count down the hours to their opening Group B match against Indonesia tomorrow at the Main Stadium.
“The players will wake up at 8am before having breakfast half an hour later. Their meals are varied but it is all halal, so there’s no issue there,” said team manager Eugene Loo.
“After breakfast, the players will get on the bus for training where they will spent some hour and an half each day in intensive training.
“The only difference to their regime is that the training field changes every day, so that at least break the monotony somewhat, But the players are not complaining, they are used to the expected.”
Lunch will start at 1pm before the players are given time off to rest until 4pm in time for the team meeting.
“After that, it will be just light training for the players. Dinner will be at 7.30pm with lights out at 11pm,” added Eugene.
“They are used to the schedule already and while they do not have individual televisions in their rooms, at the very least, the common TV in the hall shows English Premier League matches.”
Group A: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Cambodia
Group B: Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia
RESULTS AND FIXTURES
2 Dec (Main Stadium): MALAYSIA 11 Timor Leste 0/ THAILAND 1 VIETNAM 1
4 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Thailand vs Cambodia 1500hrs)/ Vietnam vs Timor Leste (1745hrs)
5 Dec (Main Stadium): Singapore vs Indonesia (1500hrs)/ Laos vs Myanmar (1745hrs)
6 Dec (Main Stadium): Vietnam vs Malaysia (1500hrs)/ Timor Leste vs Cambodia (1745hrs)
7 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Myanmar vs Singapore (1500hrs)/ Indonesia vs Laos (1745hrs)
8 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Timor Leste vs Thailand (1500hrs)/ Cambodia vs Malaysia (1745hrs)
9 Dec: Opening Ceremony
10 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Myanmar vs Indonesia (1500hrs)/ Laos vs Singapore (1745hrs)
11 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Cambodia vs Vietnam (1500hrs)/ Malaysia vs Thailand (1500hrs)
14 Dec (Chao Anu Vong Stadium): Semi-finals
17 Dec: Third/ Fourth Placing (1500hrs at Chao Anu Vong Stadium)/ FINAL (1700hrs at Main Stadium)