|Lionel Messi (image provided together with press release)|
FULL STRENGTH PROMISED BY ARGENTINA
Organised by FAS and international sport and entertainment promoter UNICESS, the match is part of four-nation tour that will see Argentina play Brazil in Melbourne, Australia on Friday 9th June 2017, with the Socceroos then taking on Brazil in Melbourne on 13 June 2017, the same night as the Singapore fixture.
Said Aiden Kwangik Moon, CEO & Founder of match promoter UNICESS:"We are delighted to co-promote this match between Singapore and Argentina to commemorate the 125th anniversary of FAS."
"The game will not only appeal to fans in Singapore but will attract football fans from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and other nearby countries and will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this generation of Argentinian players compete in Singapore.
"We look forward to welcoming football fans and families alike as they witness these world-class players in action and create some unforgettable memories." added Moon.
"INVALUABLE EXPOSURE": SUNDRAM
"I am looking forward to leading my country out against such the two-time FIFA World Cup champions (like Argentina)," said Lions' coach V Sundram moorthy in the press statement that announced the match. "We hope that Singaporeans will come out in force to cheer us on. A packed stadium on 13 June will make a huge difference and give our players the boost they need against a team with so many talented world-class players.”
"FAS has worked very hard to finalise the match, which will benefit our players and coaches in terms of invaluable exposure as well as enhance the level of sporting entertainment for fans in Singapore." added the former Singapore striker.
|Singapore National Coach V Sundram moorthy (file snap)|
However, with reports suggested the 29-year-old could have his suspension reduced and coupled with the Argentineans' commitment to field their full squad for this match, those anxieties were put to a rest and fans can look forward to see Manchester City's Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín of Juventus and Ángel Di María from Paris Saint-Germain showcasing their skills at Kallang alongside the multi-time FIFA Ballon d'Or recipient.
The likelihood to see some of the best players to play in Singapore thrilled football fan Yusof Ibrahim.
"Never imagine that one day you can see the likes of Messi, Aguero and Di Maria in the Singapore National Stadium," said Yusof when told of the upcoming match. "Argentina is one of the best footballing nations ever to come to Singapore and for fan like me is like a one in a lifetime experience."
Echoed the same sentiment is Liverpool fan Viknesh K Palan who is elated to see the descending of the Argentinians on the Republic's shores.
Quipped the 38-year-old engineer:"Wow! Argentina's best at our National Stadium! Hope it doesn't get too "MESSI" for our Lions!"
Tickets to the Singapore-Argentina match will be available for purchase through www.sportshubtix.sg on Thursday 20 April from 9am, and through all other channels from 10am. Tickets are priced from S$40 to S$188 each, with children’s and senior citizen’s tickets available at $25 each (Please refer to full ticketing information below).
|Ticketing Information via the press release|