National Team - Lions ● Mar 12, 2021

Lions to play Asian Qualifiers in Saudi Arabia

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Safuwan Baharudin in action against Saudi Arabia during our Asian Qualifier on 11 October 2019 (Photo: Saudi Arabian Football Federation)

 

SINGAPORE, 12 MARCH 2021 – Singapore will play their remaining Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ in Saudi Arabia.

 

The Lions will face Palestine, the host nation and Uzbekistan in their final three Group D Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 matches in Saudi Arabia between 31 May and 15 June after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the centralised venues for all eight groups earlier today. Singapore had been due to play Palestine (away) and Saudi Arabia (home) later this month but the AFC announced in February that those would be rescheduled to May/June.

 

National Team Coach, Tatsuma Yoshida, said: “I’m really happy that we can finally play and show the fans what we can do. While the matches will be very tough as our opponents are three very strong teams, we must always try to win. The venue is far away but it doesn’t matter for us because we have to challenge ourselves in every game.”

 

 

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Singapore are currently third in Group D with seven points from five games, two points behind leaders Uzbekistan and one behind second-placed Saudi Arabia, who have a game in hand.

 

Details of the fixture dates and venues will be made known in due course.

 

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