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'Top European country and club' in line for Sports Hub friendly

'Top European country and club' in line for Sports Hub friendly

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The FAS are in “serious negotiations” to bring a top European country, a top European club and a top Asian country to play against Singapore in the new National Stadium

Singapore football fans could be in for a treat as the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) plans to bring in top-level countries and clubs to play friendlies in the new Sports Hub once it opens later this year.

The mouth-watering announcement was made by FAS President Zainudin Nordin at a special media preview event held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Thursday morning.

However, the identities of the opponents are still up in the air as Zainudin refused to give any clues as to which clubs and countries are being looked at.

What he did reveal was that the FAS are in the midst of finalising deals to bring in a top European country, a top European club and a top Asian country to grace the new 55,000-seater stadium and that further annoucements will be made in due course.

“From the footballing and community perspective, we want to play as many international and friendly matches as possible at the new 55,000-seater venue both on Fifa and non-Fifa days whenever possible and practical,” Zainudin said in his opening speech of the media preview event.

“We are in the midst of finalising details of other upcoming matches with our partners and event promotions and we will make the necessary announcement in due course.

“To give you a bit of a clue, there will be something which you can look forward to: we are in negotiation with parties, serious negotiations, and hopefully things will become reality. We are aiming for one top European country, one top Asian country, and one top European club.

“When we make the announcement, it will be something really special.”

Apart from the exciting announcement, Zainudin also revealed that Singapore is set to face Causeway rivals Malaysia on August 8 in their first match at the newly constructed Sports Hub.

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