|SRC's John Tan at the draw (credit: FAS)|
Unlike last year that saw the NFL clubs having to go through a playoff to decide their berths, this year will see both Singapore Recreation Club and Police SA represent the part-timers in the tournament.
Here is a recap of the grouping:-
- Group A: Albirex Niigata (S) FC, Tanjong Pagar United FC, Police Sports Association
- Group B: Tampines Rovers FC, Geylang International FC, Warriors FC
- Group C: Home United FC, Woodlands Wellington FC, Singapore Recreation Club (SRC)
- Group D: Balestier Khalsa FC, Hougang United FC, Brunei DPMM FC
The Fixtures of the Group Stages
|Group A||Monday||7 July||8.00pm||Tanjong Pagar United||Albirex Niigata||Queenstown|
|Group B||Geylang International||Tampines Rovers||Bedok|
|Group C||Tuesday||8 July||Woodlands Wellington||Home United||Woodlands|
|Group D||Balestier Khalsa||Hougang United||Toa Payoh|
|Group A||Thursday||10 July||Albirex Niigata||Police SA||Jurong East|
|Group B||Tampines Rovers||Warriors||Clementi|
|Group C **||Friday||11 July||Home United||S’pore Recreation Club||Bishan|
|Group D||Brunei DPMM||Balestier Khalsa||Jalan Besar|
|Group A||Sunday||13 July||Tanjong Pagar United||Police SA||Queenstown|
|Group B||Warriors||Geylang International||Choa Chu Kang|
|Group C **||Monday||14 July||Woodlands Wellington||S’pore Recreation Club||Woodlands|
|Group D||Hougang United||Brunei DPMM||Hougang|
** Rescheduled Fixtures (as announced on 2nd July 2014)
Please kindly take note of the two following fixtures that are being rescheduled to a new date.
|Match||Original date||New date||Venue||Time|
|Woodlands Wellington vs Singapore Recreation Club||14-Jul||11-Jul||Woodlands Stadium||8.00pm|
|Home United vs Singapore Recreation Club||11-Jul||14-Jul||Bishan Stadium|
The completion of the group stages will eventually see top two teams from each group qualify for the Quarter-Final phrase that will be staged from 17th to 18th July with the "final four" taking place on 21st and 22nd.
Meanwhile, teams that finish bottom of their group will qualify for the "Plate" semi-finals that ultimately will see one of them walk away as the "Plate" winners on 24th July.
The final of the tournament will be played on 25th July at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
(Please refer to the official website for any verification of the schedule)