The tour was part of preparation for the Asian Games in Jakarta. However, just a few days before the games began, Taiwan was excluded (along with Israel) from competing after a decision by the Indonesian hosts. Known results (possibly incomplete): 14- 7 Saigon South Vietnam 1-1 Taiwan ??- 7 Saigon Saigon XI - Taiwan 20- 7 Bangkok Bangkok XI 1-1 Taiwan 23- 7 Bangkok Bangkok XI 4-4 Taiwan 25- 7 Bangkok Thailand 4-0 Taiwan 27- 7 Singapore Singapore 2-2 Taiwan (Singapore Asian Games team) 28- 7 Singapore All-Singapore 0-4 Taiwan [the team then went to Borneo, and played the following 9 matches] ??- ? Jesselton Jesselton XI 1-9 Taiwan ??- ? Jesselton West Coast XI 2-4 Taiwan ??- 8 Sandakan Sandakan XI 0-10 Taiwan (or at Kuching?) ??- 8 Sandakan Sandakan XI 1-12 Taiwan ??- 8 Tawau Tawau XI 0-8 Taiwan 11- 8 Brunei Town Brunei XI 0-7 Taiwan (Brunei Sports Club) ??- 8 Brunei Town Brunei XI 2-7 Taiwan (Brunei Sports Club Invitational XI) ??- 8 Labuan Labuan XI 1-12 Taiwan ??- 8 Kuching Sarawak 0-5 Taiwan (nature of Sarawak team unconfirmed) [the team then returned to Singapore] 22- 8 Singapore All-Singapore 0-1 Taiwan The football tournament of the Asian Games began on 25/08/1962 but Taiwan was excluded. Notes: Singapore, North Borneo (later known as Sabah) and Sarawak were separate British crown colonies at this time. Labuan was part of North Borneo. Brunei was a British protected state. The term "All-Singapore" refers to a team selected from all players based in Singapore, including (for example) British servicemen. The same team was fielded in the Merdeka Tournament in Malaysia, September 1962. On the other hand, the match on 27/7/62 involved the Singapore team preparing for the Asian Games, though later the Singapore sports authorities decided not to send a football team to the Asian Games. That team was essentially "All-Singapore" minus the servicemen, in accordance with the Asian Games rules.
Sources included: Straits Times
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