Singapore to host first women national football team friendlies in four years

The women’s FAS Tri-Nations Series 2022 will run from Apr 4 to 11.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 31 March 2022, 12:54 PM

The Singapore women’s football national team will play its first friendly matches on home soil in four years, when it takes on Seychelles and Papua New Guinea in April. 

The friendlies are organised as part of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Tri-Nations Series 2022 (Women’s). 

It comes after the FAS Tri-Nations Series was held for the men’s team in March. Singapore beat both Malaysia and the Philippines in the friendly tournament. 

The Lionesses last played at home in the FAS International Women’s Quadrangular four years ago. 

Singapore, ranked 135th in the FIFA rankings, will face Seychelles (unranked) on Apr 4 before taking on Papua New Guinea (ranked 49th) a week later on Apr 11. Seychelles will also take on Papua New Guinea on Apr 8.

All three matches will kick off at 8:30pm at the Jalan Besar Stadium, and up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed per match.

The FAS Tri-Nation Series 2022 is intended to help the Lionesses gain international match experience ahead of the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi, Vietnam that will commence later this year on May 12.

Tickets will cost $10 for adults and $5 for concession. Fans can also purchase the Singapore bundle for both matches on Apr 4 and Apr 11 for a 10 per cent discount, priced at $18 for adults and $9 for concession, excluding booking fees.

Concession is applicable for students aged 16 and below and senior citizens aged 60 and above with a valid concession card. Concession cards and a recent photo identification will also be requested upon entry for verification purposes.

Fans must also show proof of full vaccination and complete a mandatory bag check before entry to the stadium, and refunds will not be issued to those who fail to provide proof of vaccination. 

Children aged 12 and below, who are exempted from vaccination, must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 years old and above. Children aged three and above will require a ticket for entry.

Following the updated Safe Management Measures (SMM) issued by Sport Singapore on Mar 27, the consumption of food and drinks is permitted in areas specially designated within the venue for consumption, subject to prevailing dining-in requirements which include safe distancing and group size limits of 10 persons.

While no eating or drinking is permitted on the spectator stands, fans will be allowed to sit without social distancing but are encouraged to keep their masks on. Re-entry to the stadiums will also be allowed once more.

Musical instruments, banners and flags are subjected to approval at the point of entry and must not contravene security and/or regulatory measures. 

Tickets can be purchased here.


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