FIFA and the AFC had earlier decided that both legs of the first round must be played on neutral territory to ensure that matches proceed “in a totally safe and secure environment”. Yemen will technically host the first-leg match on 19 March 2011 whereas Singapore will be “at home” for the second-leg match on 21 March 2011.
Due to the Olympic qualifiers, the following Great Eastern-YEO’S S.League matches involving the Courts Young Lions have been postponed to a later date:
Match No.24: Courts Young Lions vs Gombak United at Jalan Besar Stadium (originally scheduled for 19 March 2011)
Match No.31: Courts Young Lions vs Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) at Jalan Besar Stadium (originally scheduled for 22 March 2011)
The Football Association of Singapore will announce details about the rescheduled matches at a later date.