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(This entry is formulated based on the press releases issued by various sources related to the 16th August 2014's Singapore Selection-Juventus match with images duly credited)

Carlos Tevez is coming (© LaPresse)
As we are entering the month of August, we are witnessing a new chapter in the Singapore football history where the new National Stadium, the cornerstone of the Singapore Sports Hub, is due to see its very first football match to be taking place when Italian powerhouses Juventus FC, the defending Serie A champions are due to take on the Singapore Selection on 18th of August.

With a star-studded lineup that boasted a sizable number of players who starred recently in the World Cup for their respective countries, the likes of established stars such as Carlos Tevez with new signing Patrice Evra will be part of the 28-man I Bianconeri squad led by new manager Massimiliano Allegri in their Asia-Pacific Tour with games in Jakarta and Sydney ahead of the Singapore showdown.

Coach Stange (right) eager to see the Austrian outcome
On the other hand, the 21-man "Singapore Selection" (which includes three foreign players plying their trade in the S.League) will be coached by Singapore national coach Bernd Stange, who stated in earlier reports that this upcoming friendly against the Turin side is part of the preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup, to be held at the end of the year.

"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,” said the German tactician in an earlier statement."This is going to be a great curtain raiser for football at the new National Stadium and our players are very motivated to put on a good performance. We look forward to the full support of all Singapore fans to make it a great atmosphere and a historic night for all of us to remember."


Juventus FC
Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Storari, Rubinho, Emil Audero

Leonardo Bonucci, Marco Motta, Martin Caceres, Giorgio Chiellini, Angelo Ogbonna, Luca Marrone, Carlos Blanco

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Romulo, Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal, Simone Padoin, Paul Pogba, Roberto Pereyra, Patrice Evra, Kwadwo Asamoah, Simone Pepe, Vitale

Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez, Sebastian Giovinco, Kingsley Coman, Sergio Buenacasa

Singapore Selection
Izwan Mahbud, Hassan Sunny

Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Baihakki Khaizan, Afiq Yunos, Shakir Hamzah, Safuwan Baharudin, Shaiful Esah

Gabriel Quak, Iqbal Hussain, Hariss Harun, Shahdan Sulaiman, Zulfahmi Arifin, Sirina Camara, Faris Ramli, Nicolas Leandro Velez, Shahril Ishak

Shahfiq Ghani, Khairul Amri, Sahil Suhaimi, Miroslav Pejic
(Names in bold are foreign players)


The game will be the first football match in the new arena
THREE (3) lucky winners will stand a chance to win a pair of passes each that allow them to catch Juventus FC in their one and only training session before their match against Singapore Selection, all one need to do is to answer the following question:
QUESTION: Name the new player who was signed by Juventus from Manchester United in July 2014?
Please indicate your answer by name that particular player and email your answer to XXXXXX with the email subject as “CATCH JUVENTUS TRAINING IN SINGAPORE ” and include your FULL NAME (as in NRIC or other valid identification pass), CONTACT NUMBER and ID NUMBER of your identity documentation (i.e.: NRIC, student pass, etc.).

  • The winning entries will be selected randomly from the submissions that provide the correct answer to the quiz once the contest is closed.
  • This contest is open to all reside in Singapore at the time that mark the commencement to the end of the contest, except to personnel working with relevant accreditation in the tournament and their next-to-kin.
  • No duplication of submission from one individual is allowed (i.e.: only ONE entry from one single individual)
  • Any decision by the organizers of this contest is final
  • No correspond pertaining whatever aspect of this contest will be entertained.
  • The organizers reserve the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations of the contest without any prior notification.
  • Upon confirming the winning entries, the contest will cease with immediate effect and will be made known via various avenues.
  • The winners will be notified by email from the relevant organizations (not necessarily from this blog) for necessary follow-up for the collection of the prizes.
  • Incomplete entry will be voided at the discretion of the organizer(s).
  • The closing date and time of the contest is 10th August 2014 at 2359hrs (Singapore time).
  • Should there be no winning entries or failure to collect the prizes within the stipulated time-frame, the prizes will be revert back to the originated source.
In the meantime, the tickets to this match are now on sale with the details as follows:
  • Tickets - priced from S$45 to S$180 for adults and S$30 to S$45 for children – are on sale at Sports Hub Tix ( The match will kick off at 6pm.