Press Releases ● Aug 22, 2013

FAS names 22-man squad for International Friendlies against China and Hong Kong



SINGAPORE, 22 August 2013: The Football Association of Singapore today announced that 22 players have been called up to the National Team which will be playing friendly matches away, to China and Hong Kong, on 6 and 10 September 2013 respectively.

The squad retains a familiar look from the one which took on Oman in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers earlier this month, with only three changes to the squad.

National Team Head Coach Bernd Stange said: “In addition to preparations for the upcoming Asian Cup qualifying match in mid-October, the matches against China and Hong Kong will further facilitate the development of the young players who are likely to represent Singapore at the SEA Games in December.”

He added: “China is one of Asia’s top teams, and their recent results at the East Asian Cup also reflect the quality of their team. We look forward to both matches. I would also like to thank the S.League clubs for their support towards the national team.”

With the Merdeka Cup taking place concurrently with these two matches, three players will make their way to join up with the Under-23s after the game in China: “As part of the preparations for the upcoming SEA Games in December, three of our young players who will be eligible for this year’s SEA Games will join up with the National Under-23 Squad for the Merdeka Cup after the China game.”

“Coach Sundram and I are always in communication with each other on how to best manage both the National Team and the Under-23 squad. Our focus has always been on developing a strong National Team, and the Under 23 players can only enhance their development as players by turning out for the senior side. This will in turn provide us with stronger players in our SEA Games squad, which will benefit us in our SEA Games preparation.”

The team will depart on 4 September 2013, and return one week later on 11 September 2013.

List of Players:


S/No Player Age Position Club
1 Izwan Mahbud 23 Goalkeeper Lions XII
2 Hassan Sunny 29 Goalkeeper Warriors FC
3 Fadhil Salim 30 Goalkeeper Hougang United FC
4 Faritz Hameed 23 Defender Lions XII
5 Ismail Yunos 27 Defender Home United FC
6 Baihakki Khaizan 29 Defender Lions XII
7 Safuwan Baharudin 22 Defender Lions XII
8 Shakir Hamzah 20 Defender Lions XII
9 Afiq Yunos 23 Defender Courts Young Lions
10 Zulfadli Zainal Abidin 25 Defender Warriors FC
11 Irwan Shah 24 Defender Lions XII
12 Isa Halim 27 Midfielder Lions XII
13 Hariss Harun 23 Midfielder Lions XII
14 Noh Rahman 33 Defender Home United FC
15 Anumanthan S/O Mohan Kumar 19 Midfielder Courts Young Lions
16 Adam Swandi 17 Midfielder Metz FC
17 Indra Sahdan 34 Forward Home United FC
18 Khairul Amri 28 Forward Tampines Rovers FC
19 Qiu Li 32 Forward Balestier Khalsa FC
20 Shahfiq Ghani 21 Forward Lions XII
21 Shahril Ishak 29 Forward Lions XII
22 Fazrul Nawaz 28 Forward Lions XII