Singapore and Malaysia set to meet for friendlies

One of the the oldest football rivalries in Asia is set to be rekindled as the two neighbouring states go head to head in June this year
The Football Association of Singapore have announced that the agreed annual friendly between Singapore and Malaysia will go ahead in the middle of this year.

FAS' press release read:

"As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed between the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), both associations have tentatively scheduled two international matches, home and away, between the Singapore and Malaysian National Teams on the 8th and 12th of June 2012. More details on the two matches will be provided at a later date."

Confirmation of the friendlies broke online in Malaysia on late Wednesday night but was only confirmed on Thursday evening by the FAS.

The previous meeting between the two rivals was in 2011, when the countries faced-off for a berth in the AFC Zone World Cup Qualifiers Group Stage.

Singapore overcame their Northern neighbours 5-3 at Jalan Besar Stadium and eked out a 1-1 draw in the return leg, to progress on a 6-4 aggregate scoreline.

The match was fervently followed by fans and news media as nostalgia swept across both states.