KUALA LUMPUR (25 Feb 2016) – The men’s football event at the SEA Games 2017 in Kuala Lumpur will be restricted to players under the age of 22-years-old, as approved by the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) which met this week in Kuala Lumpur.
The tournament is currently slated for players under the age of 23-years-old.
At the meeting in the Malaysian capital, where it was announced that 34 sports will be competed – although this number is not yet finalized till July this year – men’s football has been announced as one of the events which will be competed alongside women’s Futsal.
Men’s football at the first SEA Games in 1959 was competed as a full senior side until 2001 where it was changed to U23 following the change in the Olympic ruling in 1996.
Incidentally, Malaysia were also the hosts in 2001.