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Star-studded Juventus FC line up to play in Singapore

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 04 August 2014 6:00 AM | Updated 08 August 2014

Star-studded Juventus FC line up to play in Singapore

Football fans in Singapore will be in for a treat at the first football match at the newly-minted National Stadium come 16 August, when reigning Italian Serie A champions Juventus take on a Singapore Selection side.

It has been announced that the full-strength 28-man squad, helmed by new coach Massimiliano Allegri, will be flying to Singapore for the showdown.

LEGENDS AND NEWCOMERS

Among the big guns heading our way are 10 players who featured in their respective national teams at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. They include France’s Paul Pogba, Chile’s Arturo Vidal and Italy’s “l'architetto” (the architect) himself, Andrea Pirlo.

Italian stalwart Andrea Pirlo will feature in the 28-man squad from Juventus (Photo: AFP)

Other familiar names include Gianluigi Buffon, Carlos Tevez as well as recent signing, former Manchester United player Patrice Evra. Young upstarts Roberto Pereyra, Romulo and Kingsley Coman have also been named in the squad.  

PRE-SEASON MATCHES

Juventus is currently on an Asia-Pacific tour, playing pre-season friendly fixtures in Sydney and Jakarta before stopping by Singapore. This series of matches are a prelude to the Italian club’s bid for their fourth straight Serie A title in the 2014/2015 season.

The Singapore selection has yet to be announced, but it is widely expected to feature players from the national team.

The match also has the honour of being the first football match in the $1.3 billion, state-of-the-art National Stadium, which is the crowning jewel of the Sports Hub. The 55,000 seat venue has a retractable roof and has already played host to the Rugby World Club 10s.

Read also: Free usage of facilities at Sports Hub extended till 17 August

FULL LINE UP

Goalkeepers:

Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Storari, Rubinho, Emil Audero

Defenders:

Leonardo Bonucci, Marco Motta, Martin Caceres, Giorgio Chiellini, Angelo Ogbonna, Luca Marrone, Carlos Blanco

Midfielders:

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Romulo, Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal, Simone Padoin, Paul Pogba, Roberto Pereyra, Patrice Evra, Kwadwo Asamoah, Simone Pepe, Vitale

Strikers:

Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez, Sebastian Giovinco, Kingsley Coman, Sergio Buenacasa

UPDATE (8 August 2014) - National Day promotion on tickets

From 8 to 11 August, tickets for children (aged 3 to under 16) will be half price when bought with an adult ticket using the promotional code 'NationalDayPack' at www.sportshubtix.sg. For additional adult/child tickets bought in the same transaction, there is a 10% discount. Note that infants in arms or children below the age of 3 are not permitted into the venue.

Cat 3 National Day Pack at $92.50: $70 (adult), $22.50 (child)
Cat 4 National Day Pack at $60 : $45 (adult), $15 (child)

Singapore Selection VS Juventus FC

Singapore Selection VS Juventus FC

Date Aug 16, 2014

VenueSingapore Sports Hub

Ticket PriceS$30.00 - S$180.00
 (excludes booking fee)