Singapore men’s football team to face Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands at National Stadium in June

It will be the first time in more than a year that the Lions played at the Sports Hub.

Seif Umar

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Published: 30 May 2023, 12:15 PM

The Singapore men’s football team will take on Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands at the National Stadium in June. 

It will be the first time the Lions played at the National Stadium in more than a year, having last done so in March 2022 as part of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Tri-Nations series.

Singapore, ranked 158th, will face the 159th-ranked PNG on June 15 and the 134th-ranked Solomon Island on June 18.

Head coach Takayuki Nishigaya said that the friendlies are to “further assess players at the international stage” ahead of the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers in October. 

“In our analysis prior to selecting (PNG and Solomon Islands), we determined both opponents will provide the kind of challenges we would like in order to expose our players to a higher level of physical and aggressive competition,” he added. 

Singapore last faced PNG in September 2014 and won 2-1. The Lions’ last match against Solomon Island was in 2019, which they won 4-3. 

Tickets to each match cost $18 for adults and $9 for students 16 years old or younger as well as senior citizens aged 60 or older. Ticket bundles to both matches cost $28 for adults and $16 for students and senior citizens. Sale of tickets will start on Jun 1 from 3pm on both the FAS website and SISTIC.

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