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Football: Singapore Selection squad to face Juventus unveiled

The Football Association of Singapore said the squad to face Italian Serie A champions Juventus on Aug 16 will include 18 Singaporeans as the national team prepares for the AFF Suzuki Cup later this year.

SINGAPORE: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Thursday (July 31) announced the Singapore Selection squad to face Italian Serie A champions Juventus at the National Stadium on Aug 16.

A total of 21 players have been called up, of which 18 are Singaporeans; the remaining three are foreigners who ply their trade in the S.League. Among the Singaporean contingent, 16 are national team players led by captain Shahril Ishak and vice-captain Hariss Harun. The three foreigners are Nicholas Leandro Velez, Miroslav Pejic (both from Warriors FC) and Sirina Camara (Home United FC).

“We are treating this match as part of the preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup at the end of this year, so most of the players are part of the national set-up,” said Bernd Stange, the national team coach, who will take charge of this team.

“I have also added a few stars from the S.League who have performed well this season. I believe this squad will be able to play the sort of game I want the national team to play, and it will be a good chance to see where we stand after our recent training tour to Austria where we faced some top European teams.”

Stange added that the players are looking forward to playing in the first football match at the new National Stadium. “We seek the full support of all Singapore fans to make it a great atmosphere and a historic night to remember.”

The friendly will take place at the revised kick off time of 6pm. Tickets are available through Sports Hub Tix (www.sportshubtix.sg).

 

Squad list:

S/N

Full Name

Positions

Age

Club

1

IZWAN MAHBUD

GK

24

LionsXII

2

HASSAN SUNNY

GK

30

Warriors FC

3

AL-QAASIMY ABDUL RAHMAN

DF

22

Courts Young Lions

4

BAIHAKKI KHAIZAN

DF

30

LionsXII

5

AFIQ YUNOS

DF

24

LionsXII

6

SHAKIR HAMZAH

DF

22

LionsXII

7

SAFUWAN BAHARUDIN

DF

23

LionsXII

8

SHAIFUL ESAH

DF

28

Tampines Rovers

9

GABRIEL QUAK

MF

24

LionsXII

10

IQBAL HUSSAIN

MF

21

Courts Young Lions

11

HARISS HARUN

MF

24

Johor Darul Takzim 1

12

SHAHDAN SULAIMAN

MF

26

Tampines

13

ZULFAHMI  ARIFIN

MF

23

LionsXII

14

SIRINA CAMARA

MF

23

Home United

15

SHAHFIQ GHANI

FW

22

LionsXII

16

FARIS RAMLI

MF

22

LionsXII

17

NICHOLAS LEANDRO VELEZ

MF

24

Warriors

18

SHAHRIL ISHAK

MF

30

Johor Darul Takzim 2

19

KHAIRUL AMRI

FW

29

LionsXII

20

SAHIL SUHAIMI

FW

22

Courts Young Lions

21

MIROSLAV PEJIC

FW

28

Warriors 


 

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