Official Team Draw Results For AYG's Football And FIBA 33 (Basketball) Announced

Singapore , 22 May 2009

OFFICIAL TEAM DRAW RESULTS FOR AYG'S FOOTBALL AND FIBA 33 (BASKETBALL) ANNOUNCED
The Official Team Draws were held today for Football and FIBA 33 (Basketball) for the 1st Asian Youth Games (AYG) Singapore 2009 at the Singapore Sports Council's headquarters.

Members of the Singapore Asian Youth Games Organising Committee (SAYGOC) were joined by representatives from 11 National Olympic Councils (NOCs), such as Indonesia, Qatar and Mongolia, to witness the draws. Updates were also given on the progress of the preparations for the inaugural AYG. To-date, more than 1,300 athletes from 36 NOCs have submitted their entries to compete across the nine sports.

FIBA 33 (Basketball)

FIBA 33 (Basketball) will take place at the newly renovated indoor sports hall at Anglican High School and features 19 boys' teams and 16 girls' teams. This 3-on-3 basketball game will be played on one basket. Each team consists of four players with only three allowed on court at any one time. The game is played in three periods of five minutes each and follows most FIBA rules on scoring and fouling. The first team to score 33 points or to lead the game at the end of regulation time is the winner.

Singapore will join India, People's Republic of China and Uzbekistan in Group D for the boys' competition. The girls will play against Bahrain, India and People's Republic of China. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-final stage.

Football

15 teams including Singapore are slated to take part in the Football competition. Singapore, as the host country automatically qualifies for the final round, which will be held at the Jalan Besar Stadium from 27 June onwards. The remaining 14 teams, which are divided into four groups (Groups A, B, C and D) are required to go through a qualifying process to get into the final round.

The top two teams in Groups A and B, as well as the top team from Groups C and D, will make it to the final round. The seventh slot will be determined by a playoff between the two runner-ups of Groups C and D.

The eight teams in the final round will be divided into two groups (Groups A and B). A round robin will be conducted within each group to decide the semi-finalists. During the semi-finals, the top team from Group A will face-off against the runner-up from Group B while the runner-up from Group A will play against the winner from Group B. The winners will play for the gold medal while the losing semi-finalists will play for bronze.


TEAM DRAW RESULTS

FIBA 33 (BASKETBALL) - BOYS

GROUP A
A1 Malaysia
A2 Palestine
A3 Thailand
A4 United Arab Emirates
A5 Bangladesh

GROUP B
B1 Sri Lanka
B2 Nepal
B3 Kyrgyzstan
B4 Republic of Korea
B5 Qatar

GROUP C
C1 Philippines
C2 Islamic Republic of Iran
C3 Japan
C4 Jordan
C5 Mongolia

GROUP D
D1 Singapore
D2 People's Republic of China
D3 Uzbekistan
D4 India

FIBA 33 (BASKETBALL) - GIRLS

GROUP A
A1 Malaysia
A2 Jordan
A3 Thailand
A4 Indonesia

GROUP B
B1 Republic of Korea
B2 Nepal
B3 Japan
B4 Kuwait

GROUP C
C1 People's Republic of China
C2 Singapore
C3 India
C4 Bahrain

GROUP D
D1 Philippines
D2 Kazakhstan
D3 Sri Lanka
D4 Uzbekistan


FOOTBALL

GROUP A
A1 Islamic Republic of Iran
A2 Philippines
A3 Chinese Taipei
A4 Kuwait

GROUP B

B1 Republic of Korea
B2 People's Republic of China
B3 Myanmar
B4 Pakistan

GROUP C
C1 Malaysia
C2 D.P.R of Korea
C3 Thailand

GROUP D
D1 Hong Kong, China
D2 Saudi Arabia
D3 Lao P.D.R
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Issued by the Singapore Asian Youth Games Organising Committee

About the 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009

The Asian Youth Games (AYG) is an international multi-sports event held every four years to complement the existing Asian Games. The idea was first mooted as part of Singapore?s Youth Olympic Games bid in 2007. On 3 April 2008, the Olympic Council of Asia?s (OCA) Executive Board unanimously agreed to award the hosting of the first AYG to Singapore. This decision was backed by all 45 members of the OCA on 6 April 2008. The inaugural AYG, which is co-organised by the Singapore Sports Council and the Ministry of Education, aims to gather the youth from around Asia in a celebration of youth, sports and learning, where they will engage in friendly competition and imbibe the Olympic sporting values of excellence, friendship and respect. AYG Singapore 2009 will see athletes aged between 14 and 17 from 45 OCA member nations competing in 90 events across nine sports from 29 June to 7 July 2009. Please visit www.ayg2009.sg for more information.



About Singapore Sports Council

The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is Singapore's lead agency tasked with developing sports in Singapore. Our vision is to create a Sporting Singapore where Sports is a way of life. SSC aims to develop sports champions and create enjoyable sporting experiences for Singapore through the three strategic thrusts of cultivating a sporting culture, achieving sports excellence and creating a vibrant sports industry. Formed on 1 October 1973, SSC is a statutory board under the purview of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. Please visit the SSC website at www.ssc.gov.sg for more information.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Tanty Nazlianah Rosli
Media Relations Officer
1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009
DID: 6500 5241
Email: tanty_nazlianah@ssc.gov.sg

Hazwani Hasni
Media Relations Officer
1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009
DID: 6500 5246
Email: hazwani_hasni@ssc.gov.sg

Lorna Campbell
Fulford PR
Mobile: 9116 4804
Email: lcampbell@fulfordpr.com


 

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