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Brazil vs Japan friendly at Singapore's National Stadium

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 11 August 2014 2:12 PM | Updated 03 September 2014

Brazil vs Japan friendly at Singapore's National Stadium

Tickets for the Brazil-Japan friendly football match in Singapore will go on sale Thursday 4 September.

Fresh from the World Cup 2014 tournament, the two football giants will be playing at the new National Stadium in Singapore Sports Hub on Tuesday 14 October.

Tickets will be available via www.sportshubtix.sg from 9am, and from 10am through other Sports Hub Tix sales channels, such as the Sports Hub box office, its hotline (63335000) and all SingPost outlets.

It will be an official full first national team match for both countries, which means the likes of Neymar Jr, David Luiz, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa are expected to feature.

The clash will be one of the first few matches for both sides under new managers. Returning to take over the reigns for the Brazilian team is Dunga, who was previously their coach from 2006 to 2010. He replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil failed to win the World Cup title in their home country.

In an earlier statement released on 2 September Coach Dunga had this to say: “We are truly excited to be heading to Asia to play Japan. I think Japan is the best team in Asia, so it is great for us to have this opportunity as we start to rebuild. I am excited about my new team and it will be wonderful for us to play in front of our many Asian fans.”

Japan is now helmed by former Mexico manager Javier Aguirre, and the current Asian Cup champions will be looking to defend their title in Australia in 2015.

Despite the Selecao’s infamous 7-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup semi-final, one of the team's standout stars of the tournament is still Neymar Jr.

Billed as the next Pele, the golden boy Neymar has since recovered from a spine injury sustained during a quarter-final match against Colombia. He has also returned to training with the national team. Before Brazil take on Japan, they are also due to meet Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina.

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This Brazil-Japan friendly in Singapore comes hot on the heels of a series of high-profile events being held at the Sports Hub. The crowning jewel of the $1.3 billion hub, the National Stadium has a 55,000-seat capacity and has played host to the Juventus vs Singapore selection clash (16 August). Coming up are the BNP Paribas WTA Tennis Championships (20 to 26 October) and a Mariah Carey concert (24 October).  

This year has already seen a record number of famous footballers, past and present, visit Singapore, such as Rio FerdinandSergio AgueroDavid BeckhamMichael Owen and Sol Campbell, but the Juventus match and the Brazil-Japan clash are the first chances this year for the public here to watch these world-class teams play live. 

Malcolm Thorpe, vice president of sports development and events for World Sport Group, said called this "another historic event for Singapore”.

Tickets for the Brazil-Japan match start at $40 for adults and $25 for children under the age of 16. There are also family packs (two adults and two children) for $100 and $160 depending on the seat section.

Fans who bought tickets for the Juventus game in Singapore will also get a $20 discount on any category of ticket ($10 for children) for tickets bought within the next two weeks (until 17 September). Group packages are also available.

Japan vs Brazil

Japan vs Brazil

Date Oct 14, 2014

VenueNational Stadium

Ticket PriceS$40.00 - S$180.00
 (excludes booking fee)