National Team - Lions ● Mar 08, 2024

Ogura blends youth with experience with first call ups ahead of double header against China



SINGAPORE, 8 MARCH 2024 – The new head coach of Singapore’s National “A” Team, Tsutomu Ogura, has announced his 26-man squad for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Round 2 qualifiers against China on March 21 and March 26.


After weeks of meeting SPL Clubs and watching training and matches at the SPL Interim Tournament, Coach Ogura has gone with a mixture of experience and youth in the crucial matches at the National Stadium and Tianjin, China.


Together with his coaching team, they have handed the first senior call-up to 22-year-old Jared Gallagher, who played for Young Lions from 2021-23 and currently plays for SPL club BG Tampines Rovers, and 19-year-old Young Lion Fairuz Fazli. Jared represented Singapore at U22 levels at two SEA Games (2022 and 2023) as well at the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers in 2021 and 2023, while Fairuz represented Singapore from U19 through to U22 levels and took part in both the 2023 SEA Games and the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers last year.


In addition, Ogura’s Lions also see the return of BG Tampines Rovers winger, Faris Ramli. With 77 caps to his name, the 31-year-old attacker makes a return to the squad after missing out on the last two call-ups.


All eight overseas-based players were also called up to the team, including the Fandi brothers.


The local-based players will join up with Ogura and his coaching team on March 11 while the overseas players will return to Singapore on different dates once they have completed their club commitments.


Tickets for the home match against China on March 21 are available now on the Ticketek platform. Match tickets can also be purchased onsite at the Singapore Sports Hub Box Office, located at Kallang Wave Mall, on match day from 3:00 pm until 9:45 pm, subject to availability.



Singapore Men’s National Team Squad for March 2024

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Hassan Sunny GK 111 0 2-Apr-84 Albirex Niigata (S)
2 Syazwan Buhari GK 2 0 22-Sep-92 BG Tampines Rovers
3 Zharfan Rohaizad GK 0 0 21-Feb-97 Lion City Sailors
4 Anumanthan Mohan Kumar DF 39 0 14-Jul-94 Lion City Sailors
5 Fairuz Fazli DF 0 0 20-Jan-05 Young Lions
6 Jared Gallagher DF 0 0 18-Jan-02 BG Tampines Rovers
7 Jacob Mahler DF 9 2 10-Apr-00 Madura United (INA)
8 Irfan Fandi DF 47 2 13-Aug-97 BG Pathum United (THA)
9 Nazrul Nazari DF 62 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United
10 Safuwan Baharudin DF 110 13 22-Sep-91 Selangor FC (MAS)
11 Ryhan Stewart DF 11 0 15-Feb-00 BG Pathum United (THA)
12 Lionel Tan DF 10 3 5-Jun-97 Lion City Sailors
13 Zulqarnaen Suzliman DF 25 0 29-Mar-98 Lion City Sailors
14 Joel Chew MF 4 0 9-Feb-00 BG Tampines Rovers
15 Hariss Harun MF 128 11 19-Nov-90 Lion City Sailors
16 Glenn Kweh MF 9 0 26-Mar-00 BG Tampines Rovers
17 Shah Shahiran MF 19 1 14-Nov-99 BG Tampines Rovers
18 Harhys Stewart MF 0 0 20-Mar-01 Chiangrai United (THA)
19 Song Uiyoung MF 22 4 8-Nov-93 Lion City Sailors
20 Zulfahmi Arifin MF 64 1 5-Oct-91 Bhayangkara FC (INA)
21 Daniel Goh FW 5 0 13-Aug-99 Albirex Niigata (S)
22 Faris Ramli FW 77 11 24-Aug-92 BG Tampines Rovers
23 Hafiz Nor FW 29 2 22-Aug-88 Lion City Sailors
24 Ikhsan Fandi FW 34 17 9-Apr-99 BG Pathum United (THA)
25 Ilhan Fandi FW 12 2 8-Nov-02 KMSK Deinze (BEL)
26 Shawal Anuar FW 33 11 29-Apr-91 Lion City Sailors




Date Match Competition Venue
21 March 2024, 8.30pm, Thursday Singapore vs China FIFA World Cup 2026™ – Preliminary Competition AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ Qualifiers Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 Singapore National Stadium
26 March 2024, 8pm,
China vs Singapore Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium


Ticket prices

Match Category Price
Singapore vs China
(21 March 2024, Thursday)
Adult $25
Concession** $10


*Abovementioned ticket prices exclude $1 ticketing fee. 

** Concession tickets are only applicable to Students aged 16 and below with valid Student Concession
Cards and Senior Citizens aged 60 and above with valid Senior Citizen Concession Card.




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