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The Garuda hope for stronger fan support if they are drawn to play in Singapore.

Indonesia want Singapore for AFF Suzuki Cup

The Garuda hope for stronger fan support if they are drawn to play in Singapore.

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The Garuda have stated their preference to join the Lions' group instead of Vietnam's, with the upcoming tournament set to be co-hosted by both nations at the end of the year

The Indonesia national football side hope that they will be drawn to play in Singapore instead of Vietnam for the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Slated to be held from November 22 to December 20 later this year, the 10th edition of Southeast Asia's top footballing championship will be co-hosted by Singapore and Vietnam.

The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) has set a target for the Garuda to win the Suzuki Cup and chairman Djohar Arifin Husin has stated it would be more preferable to play in the Lion City.

"Singapore is nearby and we will have more support," he told reporters. "It's more difficult should we play further [in Vietnam]. Nevertheless, doesn't matter in which group we play. We will fight to reach our target."

The proximity of both countries is expected to encourage more Indonesian fans to travel down and cheer on their team. Singapore will host the matches at its new National Stadium, which was recently completed as part of the Sports Hub.

The draw for the tournament will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam on August 5.

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