Singapore Selection side to face Juventus August 16

The 32-time Italian champions will be taking on a collection of foreign stars from the S.League and members of the Singapore national team in the exhibition match
Following the end of a record-breaking season, Serie A champions Juventus have officially confirmed their participation in a friendly match against a Singapore side on August 16.

Goal had earlier reported on the match a month ago and the news was officially confirmed by the event promoters World Sport Group (WSG) on Monday afternoon.

The match will take place a week after the Singapore national team takes on Malaysia in a curtain raiser at the new Sports Hub Stadium on August 8.

Juventus who set a a new league record high of 102 points on Sunday after an emphatic win over Cagliari, will feature Italians Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez.

The Singapore Select team will meanwhile field a squad of national team players and foreign stars from the S.League.

"Juventus is thrilled to be heading to Singapore, a place we have heard many great things about!" said Francesco Calvo, Commercial Director of Juventus in a press release.

"We are a proud club and having been formed in 1897 we are steeped in history. What a wonderful occasion it will be for us to compete at such a new venue and against what we expect will be a young and exciting Singapore team." 

"This is also a great opportunity for our Singapore Select team featuring our Lions and foreign stars from the S.League to play the current Serie A champions and their world-class players," said an FAS spokesperson in a media statement.

"We always relish the challenge of playing against some of the best players in the world and our team will be training hard to put in a good display in front of an anticipated huge crowd."

Juventus will also play an A-League All Stars team featuring Alessandro Del Piero in Australia on August 10.