National Team - Lions ● Nov 28, 2021
Singapore squad announced for AFF Suzuki Cup 2020
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 fas-live.tth.asia/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 fas-live.tth.asia/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
|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
|5 December 2021
|8.30pm||Singapore vs Myanmar||National Stadium,
Singapore Sports Hub
|8 December 2021
|Philippines vs Singapore|
|14 December 2021
|Singapore vs Timor-Leste|
|18 December 2021
|Thailand vs Singapore|
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