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The recent no-show by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Beijing and Hong Kong respectively had yet again got people asking if staging friendly games in this part of the world featuring high-profile marquees like the mentioned duo is a worthwhile investment. Leo Messi gave Singapore a miss in 2017 There's no doubt that to boost ticket sales, you need a few crowd pullers, and very often, these tickets aren't cheap, but many fans are still willing to pay a hefty price for them. However, recent games of such nature especially those held after the pandemic suggested fans are not going to splurge like they used to do and are taking a more cautious approach when times are bad. The recent pre-season games featuring a few top-tier European club sides in Singapore neither saw a packed stadium nor were the tickets being snapped up at a frantic pace. Notice the empty spaces in the background of the Liverpool-Leicester game in July 2023? Furthermore, those marquee are susceptible to

"Matchpix" - June/July 2019

Lions Training Session 060619 Coach Yoshida briefs his players at Geylang Field Spotted two staff coaches, presumably, from Albirex Niigata (Singapore) observing the training session conducted by new national team coach Tatsuma Yoshida by taking notes of what they saw and noticed. The Lions will be playing two friendly matches at the National Stadium against Solomon Islands and Myanmar. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE PICTURES SGPL - Geylang Int'l 5-0 Balestier Khalsa 160619 Geylang's Barry Maguire brace for an aerial ball  Geylang International crushed Balestier Khalsa 5-0 at Our Tampines Hub following the resuming of the AIA Singapore Premier League after the international week. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES SGPL - Geylang Int'l 2-2 Hougang Utd 050719 "Guys, I am just focusing on my shot" Thought the match was an evenly-contested one at Our Tampines Hub that ended two-two for both Geylang Intern

Kane's Halfway Loop and Ronaldo's "Siii" Marked A Memorable End to 2019 ICCSG

With due respect to the past visiting teams, this year's International Champions Cup Singapore (ICCSG) Tournament was probably be the most glittering since Singapore Sports Hub first hosted the event in 2017 under an ongoing four-year agreement. Not only because two of four participating teams - Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs are two of the best supported English Premier League sides in Singapore, Juventus, who back in Singapore for the first time since 2015, were boasted by the presence of talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo and the impressive 19-year-old Matthijs de Ligt, the new signing from Ajax Amsterdam following his notable performance that won him admirers among the top clubs in Europe. Credit to the man in cap for started the Kallang Wave on last Saturday Apart from the largely cold shoulder response by the Red Devils to their adoring fans upon their arrival at their Ritz Carlton Millenia base, the players of other three participating sides duly ob

[Event] Blockbuster Cast for ICCSG 2019

(All images depicted in this entry were made available by the media release issued by the organizers) The coming July will see a blockbuster cast of teams and stars descend on the shores of Singapore when it is confirmed by the organizers of the International Champions Cup (ICC) Singapore tournament that English giants Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will be featured in the third Singapore edition of this summer tournament with Italians powerhouses FC Internazionale (Inter) and Juventus. (L-R): Dwight Yorke, Franceso Toldo, Fabrizio Ravanelli and Teddy Sheringham "We are very pleased to bring the International Champions Cup to Singapore again. The event is the only platform for fans in the region to get up close to their favourite teams," said Charlie Stillitano, Executive Chairman of Relevent Sports Group - the owner and operator of ICC, in a media release issued shortly after the official launch of the tournament at The Incubator, Esplanade Park. Echoed th

[Guest Column] - Starlets Made Up For The Absentees in ICCSG2018

Yusof B Ibrahim was among those who made their presence days ago at the International Champions Cup - Singapore (ICCSG) tournament which was held for the second time in the Lion City. Here is his summary of the tournament after catching the likes of Arsenal, Atlรฉtico Madrid and PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) in action in a space of five days at Kallang. Arsenal head coach Unai Emery The second edition of the International Champions Cup Singapore tournament (ICCSG) was held in late July at the Singapore Sports Hub with the likes of Arsenal, Atlรฉtico Madrid and PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) pitted against one another in this annual mega tournament featuring some of the biggest football clubs in the world. Early birds Arsenal arrived with a full squad which included former German international Mesut ร–zil who was, however, not featured in their opening match against Atlรฉtico Madrid, as new Gunners gaffer Unai Emery opted for a similar system favoured by his predecessor Arsene Wen

"Matchpix" - July 2018

SGPL - Home Utd 1-0 Hougang Utd 010718 I think panic button should be pressed by now With this Great Eastern-Hyundai Singapore Premier League fixture between Home United Football Club and Hougang United Football Club (HGFC) together with the one I saw a day earlier, I would say if we are to depend entirely on this league as our main source for the team playing in the AFF Suzuki Cup, the panic button should be pressed by now. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES Friendly - Ex Internationals vs SCRC 180718 Former Lions skipper Razali Saad (left) in action This friendly match between Ex International Legends and SCRC from SMRT was played at the Jalan Besar Stadium. The former is preparing for the upcoming The Sultan of Selangor's Cup in late August while the latter is gearing up for the GSFL season. Additional photos from Mr Yusof Ibrahim. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES ICCSG2018 - Atlรฉtico Madrid 1-1 Arsenal (AM

[Event] ICC Singapore Set To Rock Again in July

(This entry is formulated by the media release issued by Full Circle PR , the PR agency for "ICC Singapore" with all images depicted in this entry belong to International Champions Cup ) (L-R) Josรฉ Luis Caminero, Robert Pirรจs and Maxwell Scherrer Football fans, mark your calendar this coming July when the International Champions Cup (ICC) will return to Singapore with three of Europe’s top football clubs.

 Following the success of last year’s tournament that saw 104,407 fans turned out at the National Stadium to catch the likes of Chelsea, FC Bayern Munich and FC Internazionale Milano, the second installment of the Singapore edition of the ICC will see the participation of Arsenal, Atlรฉtico de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the same venue on 26th, 28th and 30th of July. Patrick Murphy, President & Chairman, Catalyst Media Group. Acknowledged the positive reception of last year’s tournament in this part of the world is Mr Patrick Murphy, Chairman a

[Guest Column] - ICCSG Eye Opener For Regional Fans

Yusof B Ibrahim was among the 104,407 spectators who made their presence weeks ago at the first ever International Champions Cup - Singapore (ICCSG) tournament which was held for the first time in the South East Asian region since its inception in 2013. Here is his summary of the tournament after catching the likes of Chelsea, FC Bayern Munich and FC Internazionale Milano in action in a space of five days at Kallang. 48,522 at the ICCSG opening night (Getty Images for ICC) A total of 104,407 spectators from across the South East Asian region cherished the rare opportunity to catch their favourite teams and players in live action during the just concluded International Champions Cup - Singapore (ICCSG) tournament which was held for the first time in this region. MENTOR VS STUDENT ... Besides the players who mesmerized the fans on the field, it was also a battle of wits between the Italian coaches off the field where Chelsea FC's coach Antonio Conte found himself up agai

Will THEY Be Here Next Year for ICCSG?

Inter FC's skipper Miranda lifts the ICCSG trophy (Getty Images for ICC) The crowning of FC Internazionale Milano, or commonly known as Inter FC globally, as the inaugural winners of the International Champaions Cup Singapore (ICCSG) tournament marked the end of the event that was heralded as a success by the organizers. EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS ... In a media statement issued shortly after the 2-1 victory by " I Nerazzurri " over English champions Chelsea FC at the National Stadium, the event organizers Catalyst Media Group (CMG) noted the tournament had "exceeded our expectations". Said Mr Patrick Murphy, President of CMG:"The tournament has exceeded our expectations in the first year. We are here for the next three years and we are looking forward to continuing to build the relationship with the football fans in Singapore and the region. "We are obviously delighted with the spectacular support we have received from the fans as well as the in

[Event] ICC Singapore Set To Make Kallang Wave in July

(This entry is formulated by the media release issued by Full Circle PR , the PR agency for " ICC Singapore" with all images depicted in this entry belong to Catalyst Media Group ) (L-R) Tore Andre Flo, Patrick Murphy of CMG, Hasan Salihamidžić, Melissa Ow of STB, Francesco Toldo Amid speculation in recent weeks , it is now confirmed the widely anticipated International Champions Cup (ICC) will be held in Singapore this coming July at the National Stadium. Not only the Republic will be the first country in the South East Asian region to play host to this prestigious tournament this year, she also earned the right to host the tournament for the next three years. Since its inception back in 2013, the tournament featured some of the biggest names in world football with the match between Manchester United and Real Madrid in August 2014 witnessed a record turnout of 109,318 fans at the “Big House” (Michigan Stadium) at the University of Michigan - the largest attended