Schedule delay as football teams drop SEA Games

The further delay in announcing the football roster for the South East Asia Games (SEA Games) is due to two men’s and two women’s football teams withdrawing from the event on Friday. Both the men’s and women’s events are reportedly still due to start on 20 November.

The Brunei and East Timor men’s teams pulled out leaving group A with five teams and group B with four. Vietnam and Thailand are the two seeds at the event. The withdrawal of the women's teams of Malaysia and Singapore left only five teams - Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and the host Philippines.


The SEA Games men’s football groupings have been announced: Group A includes Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and the host Philippines. Group B includes Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore and Laos. The tournament commences on 20 November in Manila.

See also: Philippines delay South East Asian Games draw (21 Oct).