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"It's Not Everyday 'Seleçāo" come to Singapore!"

Much attention have been generated since the announcement of the "Brazil Global Tour 2019" which will be taking place in Singapore next month.

This event will feature the Brazilian national team in two friendly matches to be played at the National Stadium where the "Seleção" will play Senegal on the 10th of October before facing Nigeria three days later.

It marks the second visit of the five-time World Cup champions to the republic where they last visited back in 2014 when they beat Japan 4-0 in the 55,000-capacity arena of Singapore Sports Hub (SSH).

The Brazilians will have the likes of PSG's Neymar Jr and Roberto Firmino who is likely to face his Liverpool team mate Sadio Mané (if he is being selected) of Senegal in the first match.

The stellar cast with these stars to parade their skills on our shores had fans like Frankie Goh looking forward to the upcoming bonanza.

The "Seleção" squad named by CBF (credit: CBF IG)
Said Goh:"I am definitely excited, I mean these are world class teams coming to Singapore to play and it is not an everyday event.

"Given the 'A international' status of these friendly games, I was expecting the best players available for these fixtures." added the Liverpool fan who is thrilled of the likelihood to witness Firmino, Fabinho and Mané taking on each other on the 10th of October.

In spite of the excitement and prospect to see those superstars in action, the scheduling of these two fixtures has been much of a debate.

As right after the two aforementioned games, the iconic cornerstone of the SSH will be staging the Singapore national team's World Cup qualification match against Uzbekistan on 15th of October.

Concern was raised if the pitch of the National Stadium is able to withstand such an intensity within this short period and not only that, a local fans' supporter group had even called for a boycott of those friendly games which they labelled the upcoming fixtures involving the visiting triumvirate as "circus games".

The field of National Stadium will be scrutinized again (file)
When asked to comment on the boycott initiated by the some local fans, Goh opined:"I think some fans failed to realize international friendlies featuring these world-class players are the closest we can get to have these teams on our shores, as under the current system, it is almost impossible for us to host these teams on competitive basis."

And Goh, who works in the gaming industry, also felt that ticket pricing for the "Brazil Global Tour 2019" are competitive as compared to previous matches of similar scale held in the past in SSH.

Event: Brazil Global Tour 2019 in Singapore

Time: 8.00pm match kick-off

Venue: National Stadium

Organisers: TEG Live

  • Brazil vs Senegal (Thursday, 10th October 2019) 
  • Brazil vs Nigeria (Sunday, 13th October 2019)

The promotional poster of the matches (via organizers)
Tickets are now on sale at Sports Hub ( Tickets for a single game are priced from $29* onwards. Tickets for two matches are offered at special bundle prices from $49* for two games.

All fans who have purchased tickets to watch the Singapore vs Uzbekistan World Cup Qualifier on 15 October at National Stadium will be entitled to a 30% discount on either one of the Brazil Global Tour 2019 in Singapore matches.

*Booking and transaction fees apply


  1. If the attendance for the Brazil friendlies are higher than the Singapore world cup qualifying games, then it really says a lot about how "football-mad" our little red dot really is


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