Men’s Football at SEA Games 2017 to be U22 event

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28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - National Stadium - Singapore - 15/6/15  
Football - Men's Gold Medal Match - Myanmar v Thailand - 
The Thailand team celebrates winning the gold medal
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Thailand are the defending champions in SEA Games

The men’s football event at the 2017 in Kuala Lumpur will be restricted to players under the age of 22-years-old, as approved by the 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.

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