|(Pictured above from left to right) Singapore skipper Shahril Ishak, coach Raddy Avramovic, Malaysia coach Datuk K Rajagobal and captain Safiq Rahim|
It is a match that would normally guarantee a "sell-out" given the rich footballing heritage that bond these two lands since the colonial times.
To the Singapore team, it's an examination that coach Raddy Avramovic and his Lions since the .... (if you read the papers of late, I shouldn't repeat here) have to take to see any improvement being achieved since then.
To the Harimau, it set a stage to reaffirm their regional supremacy after winning two of the most important titles this part of the world - the AFF Suzuki Cup and the SEA Games gold medal.
With the two recent friendly matches against English powerhouses - Arsenal and Liverpool in front of huge crowd at the 80,000 capacity Bukit Jalil stadium, it is undoubtedly the Malaysian are well-prepared for this fixture.
"But in game like this, it also about capitalize the opponents' weakness and win the game" he added.
While his counterpart, Lions' skipper Shahril Ishak (pictured below) hopes certain factors will give his team the advantage in tomorrow's match.
"After all, it'll be a good match as we are expected a full house which will be exciting to play in." said the Medan Chiefs midfielder.
While both coaches - coach Raddy and Datuk K Rajagobal highlighted the significance of having the two sides playing each other.
|(Pictured above) Coach Raddy listen attentively to media queries.|
|Malaysian coach Datuk K Rajagobal answers media queries.|
INFORMATION OF "LIVE" SCREENING AT PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION LAWN
The entry to the People’s Association lawn would only be open to public at 6.30pm, organisers would like to advise the public not to drive but to take public transportation i.e. bus and train. The nearest MRT station is Lavender and Farrer Park MRT stations.
As Jalan Besar Stadium is expecting a 6,000 sell-out crowd and the carpark facility is limited within the premises. The nearest public carpark is located at the ICA Building, City Square Mall.
In anticipate of huge turnout at the "Causeway Derby", all essential safety and security measures had been tighten up according FAS.
"We have had multiple security meetings to ensure that things will run smoothly on match-day and security measures that will ensure that the event goes according to plan." said FAS spokesperson Kelvin Leong in reply to the query from this blog.
Beside its normal deployment on typical match day, it is made known that CISCO officers will be roped in beef up the security during the match.
Public is also advised not to bring in prohibited items such as Flags on metal / wooden poles, alcoholic drinks, Flares and Fireworks.
(Details and information of the live screening extracted from the media information by the Football Association of Singapore)
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