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Lions at the Heartlands... Singapore vs Oman at Bishan

(Media Release by Football Association of Singapore)

(File picture) Lions in training

Lions resume Asian Cup Qualifiers preparation with Oman friendly matches

SINGAPORE, 22 October 2009: Singapore will take on Oman in two friendly matches on 28 and 31 December at the Bishan Stadium, in preparation of their 2011 AFC Asian Cup Qualification match against I.R. Iran come January.

With Oman currently in 79th position according to the latest Fifa-ranking, and slightly behind 64th-placed Iran, National coach Radojko Avramovic is looking forward to play Oman next week as his final tune-up leading to the Iran match.

“The friendly matches with Oman will be good preparation for us as their playing style is quite similar to that of the Iranians. Both teams also have players with very good physical and technical skills.”

While many felt that Jordan’s recent shock victory over Iran threw a spanner in Singapore’s Asian Cup Qualification campaign, Raddy insists that his game plan has not changed.

Said the Lions’ maestro, “I have said before that we’ll have to hunt for four points from the last two game, and this has not changed even though Jordan beat Iran in their last match.”

“Most of our national team players have been training with us since the beginning of the month after taking a short break, and they have been working very hard on improving their fitness, as well as technical and tactical capabilities in preparation for the crucial match against Iran.”

“We have always gone out with the intention to win and it will be no different this time.”

Match : Singapore Selection vs Oman Selection
  • Date : Monday, 28 December 2009
  • Time : 7.30pm
  • Venue : Bishan Stadium

Match : ‘A’ International Friendly - Singapore vs Oman
  • Date : Thursday, 31 December 2009
  • Time : 6.30pm
  • Venue : Bishan Stadium

Ticketing Information
  • Adult : $6.00
  • Student * : $2.00

* Only applicable for Secondary, JC and ITE students.

** Free entry for children under 12-years-old, and senior citizens aged 60-years and above.

Map of Bishan Stadium and surrounding

View Bishan Stadium & Surrounding in a larger map

What you can do before heading to the match at Bishan (blogged this entry almost 2 years ago, for your reference)

Tickets will be on sale at the Bishan Stadium from 5.30pm onwards on both matchdays.


  1. Nice to see the National Team staging their friendly at HDB heartlands again.

    For everyone's info, the Lions last played at Bishan Stadium in 2001, when we defeated New Zealand 3-0 (Indra Sahdan scored twice in the 46th, 67th minute with Rafi Ali capped the finishing touch at the hour mark)on 22nd May

  2. Singapore must win iran 1-0 N draw with jordan so that singapore lions win the group stage.

  3. soccer fitness training is very essential for any soccer player even if he is blessed with the ultimate talent.


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