THE groans among the 23,095-strong crowd at the National Stadium in Kallang on Thursday night were audible.

WORLD Cup summers are often the ones football-hungry fans love most, especially with less than a month separating the Cup final and the start of the start of the European club football season.

WHEN Arsenal - one of the most successful football teams in England - decided to open an overseas office in Asia four years ago, Singapore was a natural choice to set up shop.

IF you fancy being within almost touching distance of some of the world's most famous footballers as they dazzle the National Stadium this July, you can experience just that - at a price, of...