Juventus to face Singapore in August

The Italian giants are in the midst of finalising their plans to have a friendly match against the Lions at the new Sports Hub, which will be part of a three-day stopover

by Ahmad Khan

Italian giants Juventus are on the cards to face Singapore in a friendly match at the new Sports Hub on August 16, Goal understands.

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) announced in late February during a special media preview event that they are in ‘serious negotiations’ to bring a ‘top European country and club’.

Goal can exclusively confirm that the European club that will be visiting Singapore is none other than the Bianconeri.

Juventus are the most successful club in Italian fooball and are on the brink of clinching yet another Scudetto, needing just two more wins to clinch the title. They are also in the semi-finals of the Europa League where they will be taking on recently crowned Portuguese champions Benfica.

Antonio Conte and his men are set to arrive in Singapore on August 14 and they will be staying in the country for three days. Club officials and organisers are in the midst of finalising their itinerary and accommodation plans, which includes a gala dinner before the match.

Juventus currently boast star players such as Italian international Andrea Pirlo, Chilean Arturo Vidal and former Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez.

The friendly against Juventus will be held a little over a week after Singapore host Malaysia in the first football match to be played at the new Sports Hub.