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Singapore to face Malaysia as part of FAS Tri-Nations friendly series

Singapore to face Malaysia as part of FAS Tri-Nations friendly series

Singapore's Adam Swandi (left), Ikhsan Fandi (centre) and Shakir Hamzah celebrate after Adam's strike put the Lions 1-0 up against Timor-Leste in their AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 group stage encounter at the National Stadium on Dec 14, 2021. (Photo: Matthew Mohan)

SINGAPORE: Singapore men's football team will face Malaysia on Mar 26 at the National Stadium as part of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Tri-Nations friendly series, the association said on Wednesday (Mar 16).

This will be the first meeting between Singapore and Malaysia since March 2019.

The three-team international friendly tournament will be hosted in Singapore and will involve Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

After the clash with Malaysia on Mar 26, Singapore will face the Philippines three days later. Malaysia will play the Philippines on Mar 23 – the first match of the series.

All three international matches will be played at the National Stadium, and each match will kick off at 8pm.

Match

Date

Malaysia vs Philippines

Mar 23

Singapore vs Malaysia

Mar 26

Singapore vs Philippines

Mar 29

Current Singapore Under-23 head coach Nazri Nasir will lead the national team on an interim basis for this friendly series, FAS said. 

This will be the second time that Nazri is taking charge of the senior squad, the first time being the AIRMARINE Cup tournament in 2019. 

Nazri said: "It is always an honour to be selected to lead the national team for any international match.

"I worked closely with former national team coach Tatsuma Yoshida as his assistant when he joined us back in 2019.

"I intend to carry on the same philosophy and style of play that Tatsuma has instilled in the players while at the same time implementing my own tactics and strategies for the purposes of this Tri-Nations Series.”

FAS said that the team "can expect to be under the helm of a new national team coach" in April as it looks to finalise the appointment of Tatsuma Yoshida's replacement.

The capacity limit for the two matches involving Singapore is 15,000 while there will be a limit of 5,000 people for the match between Malaysia and the Philippines.

Fans are required to show proof of full vaccination and complete mandatory bag checks. They will be able to sit without safe distancing, but they will be required to be masked at all times.

Tickets for the series go on sale at 10am this Friday. Fans are "strongly encouraged" to buy their tickets online at fas.org.sg/tickets. They can also buy tickets at the Sports Hub Ticketing Booth on matchdays from 10am to 9.30pm.

Ticket category

Price per match

Singapore Bundle

(26 and 29 March)

Adult

S$20

S$36

Concession

S$10

S$18

Concession tickets are applicable to students aged 16 and below, and senior citizens aged 60 and above with a valid senior citizen concession card.

Fans can enjoy a 10 per cent discount when purchasing the Singapore Bundle for both Singapore matches.

Source: CNA/fh(mi)

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