16 Jul '18, 12pm

I wrote about Ben Davis's plight and the sorry state of Singaporean sports in depth here.

France's Kylian Mbappé is the winner of the #WorldCup Best Young Player Award. He's only 19. Ok, it's now time for you to enlist for National Service for two years! ... oh wait you're not Singaporean and you're not Ben Davis. Whoops. pic.twitter.com/8aCpINSyx3 — Eisen (@eisen) July 15, 2018 French star player Kylian Mbappe is only 19, an age where most of us enlist for NS. For Ben, these two years may be the difference between him playing as a world class player in England's top flight, and him bouncing around in regional leagues like the underfunded S-League. In the lead up to the World Cup final yesterday, some netizens drew similarities between Singapore and first-time finalist Croatia. Croatia has a small population of only 4.2 million. In comparison, Singapore has 3.9 million citizens, but ranks a pitiful 169 out of 206 in the FIFA world rankings. How is it that two c...

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Press Releases ● Jul 17, 2018 FAS MEDIA STATEMENT ON BENJAMIN DAVIS’ NS DEFERMENT REQUEST Share The FAS strongly supported...

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