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10 LionsXII players make the final list with a few surprise inclusions

The Football Association of Singapore have released the names of the 23 players called-up for the August 14 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Oman at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

With only 10 players from the Malaysian Super League champions LionsXII, the new squad has a better balance of S.League players compared to the first call-up by Singapore coach Bernd Stange and the recent U23 side that competed in friendlies against Philippines and Indonesia.

17-year-old Adam Swandi who is based in France with FC Metz has been included once again, but Faris Ramli who had a breakout season with LionsXII has been left out.

Courts Young Lions duo, Anumanthan, 19, and Sahil Suhaimi, 21, are the surprise inclusions along with Hougang United's Fadhil Salim, who had previously trained with the national team prior to the friendly fixtures in June.

33-year-old Noh Rahman and 34-year-old Indra Sahdan, the oldest players in the squad, continue to enjoy their renaissance under Stange with another call-up but other veterans like 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup winning trio Mustafic Fahruddin, Shi Jiayi and Daniel Bennett, have been left out of the fold again. As reported earlier, Shahdan Sulaiman has also not been called-up.

Singapore will be hoping to get their Asian Cup qualification back on track following a dismal 4-0 defeat to Jordan in February. Under Stange, the Lions bounced back to victories over Myanmar and Laos in away friendlies in June.


Name

Age

Position

Club

Izwan Mahbud

23

Goalkeeper

LionsXII

Hassan Sunny

29

Goalkeeper

Warriors FC

Fadhil Salim

30

Goalkeeper

Hougang United FC

Baihakki Khaizan

29

Defender

LionsXII

Safuwan Baharudin

22

Defender

LionsXII

Afiq Yunos

23

Defender

Courts Young Lions

Shariff Samad

29

Defender

Woodlands Wellington FC

Shaiful Esah

27

Defender

Tampines Rovers FC

Faritz Hameed

23

Defender

LionsXII

Ismail Yunos

27

Defender

Home United FC

Hafiz Abu Sujad

23

Defender

LionsXII

Adam Swandi

17

Midfielder

FC Metz

Sahil Suhaimi

21

Midfielder

Courts Young Lions

Anumanthan

19

Midfielder

Courts Young Lions

Gabriel Quak

23

Midfielder

LionsXII

Hariss Harun

23

Midfielder

LionsXII

Isa Halim

27

Midfielder

LionsXII

Noh Rahman

33

Midfielder

Home United FC

Khairul Amri

28

Forward

Tampines Rovers FC

Shahril Ishak

29

Forward

LionsXII

Shahfiq Ghani

21

Forward

LionsXII

Qiu Li

32

Forward

Balestier Khalsa FC

Indra Sahdan

34

Forward

Home United FC

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