National Team - Lions ● Nov 28, 2021

Singapore squad announced for AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

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Singapore line up against Kyrgyz Republic, 11 November 2021

 

SINGAPORE, 28 NOVEMBER 2021 – Singapore Men’s National Team Coach Tatsuma Yoshida today named a final squad of 28 players for the upcoming ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2020.

 

The Lions, captained by Hariss Harun, will begin their Group A campaign against Myanmar on 5 December 2021, before going on to face the Philippines, Timor-Leste and Thailand over the subsequent 13 days. Tickets are available for purchase at www.fas.org.sg/tickets.

 

Eleven players will be part of a Singapore squad at Southeast Asia’s flagship international tournament for the first time – goalkeeper Zharfan Rohaizad, defenders Nur Adam Abdullah, Iqram Rifqi and Tajeli Salamat, midfielders Saifullah Akbar, Hami Syahin and Song Uiyoung as well as forwards Amy Recha, Hafiz Nor, Ilhan Fandi and Shawal Anuar.

 

Five overseas-based players have been included – defenders Safuwan Baharudin (Selangor FC, Malaysia) and Irfan Fandi (BG Pathum United, Thailand), midfielders M. Anumanthan (Kedah FC, Malaysia) and Zulfahmi Arifin (Sukhothai FC, Thailand), and forward Ikhsan Fandi (FK Jerv, Norway).

 

Tatsuma said: “Since selecting the provisional squad, I have been able to observe their behaviour, attitude, character and physical condition. During the Suzuki Cup, we have to stay together for a period of time so it was important for me to see that they can all work well together and show good teamwork. Training has been intense and I have selected this team with my full confidence, having seen that everybody deserves to play and wear the national jersey.”

 

 

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The squad had commenced a final phase of preparations from 25 October, which started with two weeks of centralised training. That was followed by a 10-day training camp in Dubai that saw the Lions play the Kygryz Republic and Morocco A’ in an international friendly and training match respectively, with the squad continuing to train daily upon their return to Singapore.

 

Tatsuma added: “It is critical that we get off the blocks right from the first match and hence during our last few days before that, we will continue to build up the team and remind them of our tactics and style of play. The boys are well aware and appreciative that we will be playing on home soil and in front of our fans after more than two years, so I am sure they will showcase their full potential and play every game with emotion, with intensity and with passion. The team spirit is good and everyone knows their role in the team, both on and off the pitch. We respect every opponent, starting with Myanmar but we are ready for the challenge.”

 

Captain Hariss Harun added: “The team has worked hard during the past month and now that our first match is approaching, we are all very much looking forward to getting our Suzuki Cup campaign started. This is a huge tournament for us and as the home team, we know that the eyes of the nation are upon us, and expectations will be high. I have seen the amount of hard work and effort put in not just by my fellow teammates but also the entire backroom staff. We need no other motivation for us to go out there, play for each other as well for the flag, and hopefully bring pride and joy to Singapore and our fans.”

 

 

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Singapore, four-time winners of the AFF Suzuki Cup, will host the 10-team tournament from 5 December 2021 to 1 January 2022.

 

For the first three days, starting from 28 November, only Group A match tickets will be sold at www.fas.org.sg/tickets, with Singapore fans given exclusive priority. Tickets are priced at S$25.00 for adults and S$15.00 for children 12 years of age and under, with each ticket allowing access to both matches per day.

 

Fans will be allowed to purchase up to eight tickets per matchday and enjoy a 20 per cent discount off the full price if they purchase a full bundle of all four Singapore’s Group A matches, also known as the SG Pack, in the first three days of ticket sales.

 

Singapore Men’s National Team Squad for AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Hassan Sunny GK 86 0 2-Apr-84 Lion City Sailors
2 Izwan Mahbud GK 54 0 14-Jul-90 Hougang United
3 Syazwan Buhari GK 0 0 22-Sep-92 Tampines Rovers
4 Zharfan Rohaizad GK 0 0 21-Feb-97 Tanjong Pagar United
5 Amirul Adli DF 12 0 13-Jan-96 Lion City Sailors
6 Iqram Rifqi DF 2 0 25-Feb-96 Geylang International
7 Irfan Fandi DF 30 1 13-Aug-97 BG Pathum United (THA)
8 Nazrul Nazari DF 43 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United
9 Nur Adam Abdullah DF 1 0 13-Apr-01 Lion City Sailors
10 Safuwan Baharudin DF 97 11 22-Sep-91 Selangor FC (MAS)
11 Shakir Hamzah DF 54 3 20-Oct-92 Tanjong Pagar United
12 Tajeli Salamat DF 1 0 7-Feb-94 Lion City Sailors
13 Zulqarnaen Suzliman DF 13 0 29-Mar-98 Young Lions
14 Adam Swandi MF 10 0 12-Jan-96 Lion City Sailors
15 M. Anumanthan MF 21 0 14-Jul-94 Kedah FC (MAS)
16 Hami Syahin MF 7 0 16-Dec-98 Young Lions
17 Hariss Harun MF 101 10 19-Nov-90 Lion City Sailors
18 Saifullah Akbar MF 4 0 31-Jan-99 Lion City Sailors
19 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 68 5 9-May-88 Lion City Sailors
20 Song Uiyoung MF 1 0 8-Nov-93 Lion City Sailors
21 Zulfahmi Arifin MF 49 1 5-Oct-91 Sukhothai FC (THA)
22 Amy Recha FW 1 0 13-May-92 Geylang International
23 Faris Ramli FW 60 9 24-Aug-92 Lion City Sailors
24 Gabriel Quak FW 37 5 22-Dec-90 Lion City Sailors
25 Hafiz Nor FW 8 1 22-Aug-88 Lion City Sailors
26 Ikhsan Fandi FW 19 8 9-Apr-99 FK Jerv (NOR)
27 Ilhan Fandi FW 1 0 8-Nov-02 Young Lions
28 Shawal Anuar FW 13 1 29-Apr-91 Hougang United

 

AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 Group A fixtures for Singapore

 

Date Time Match Venue
5 December 2021
Sunday
8.30pm Singapore vs Myanmar National Stadium,
Singapore Sports Hub
8 December 2021
Wednesday
Philippines vs Singapore
14 December 2021
Tuesday
Singapore vs Timor-Leste
18 December 2021
Saturday
Thailand vs Singapore

 

 

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