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The Lions will travel to an island in the Indian Ocean for a sparring match against their young French opponents this coming June

The Singapore national team is set to face the France national Under-21 side in a friendly match at Reunion Island this coming June.

The island is an overseas region of France and is located in the Indian Ocean, with the match scheduled for June 2.

The confirmation of the exhibition game delighted Singapore coach Bernd Stange, who believes it will be an "exciting game of brilliant football" and an invaluable learning experience. 

“I am absolutely thrilled for the boys to have this opportunity to play against one of the top Under-21 teams in the world,” the German said in a press release.

“This is a great platform for us to bring in and test some of our younger players against top notch opposition and we have a committed group of players in this squad who are determined to prove their place in the national team, even for a friendly game.

"The exposure and experience of playing against a top international team will be essential to their development and will add value to the team’s strength and I am sure our boys will give everything they have into this game.”  

The French U21 side have won all six of their 2015 Uefa European U21 Championships qualifying games so far and need only one more point from their last two Group 10 matches to confirm progress to the play-offs. Notable players include Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma and Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo.

The full details of the Singapore squad will be released at a later date.