SINGAPORE, 2019, NOVEMBER 14 – The battles draws nearer each day and the Liverpool, Manchester and Singapore Reds are gearing up for the Battle of the Reds taking place at the National Stadium this Saturday, 16 November 2019. Representing their teams, Liverpool Red, Jason McAteer; Manchester Red, Wes Brown and Singapore Red, Aleksandar Duric put rivalries on hold at the press conference at The Exchange this morning.
“It all comes down to the history of how we always want to win. Both teams want to win this game. Throughout the years we’ve had many battles and the rivalry shows even in today’s games,” former Manchester United defender Wes Brown shared.
Jason McAteer added, “It’s always great to get back together, especially for these games. Against Manchester United, there will always be a rivalry and we will put out a strong performance. We will definitely go out on Saturday to try and beat them again.”
“It has always been a good Man United team but from history, Liverpool has been the winner at WFL games for the past 7 years. I think Manchester United needs to let someone know that they are here. Singapore is going to surprise many people with their young blood.” said Director of World Football Legends, Ian Holahan in response.
The teams met previously during the Masters Football Asia series in 2015, where the Liverpool Reds emerged champions with a final score of 2-0 against the Manchester Reds. The games this weekend will see the teams battle it out in three 40-minute round robin matches – kicking off with Liverpool Reds versus Singapore Reds, followed by Singapore Reds versus Manchester Reds and concluding with the highly anticipated clash between the Manchester Reds versus Liverpool Reds.
“Fans can expect some great games on Saturday night. As you can see on the team sheets, we have three fantastic teams that many of us in Singapore have grown up watching, so do come down to support and enjoy the games,” shared Aleksandar Duric.
Leading up to the big match, players are involved in a series of activities to give back to the community, with some of the players conducting football clinics within the next few days at Tanglin Trust School and Sports SG.
Additionally, six lucky fans have been given the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a footballer having won a contest run by the organiser. The six fans will join the teams for lunch, travel to the stadium on the team buses and even sit in the dugout on match day.
Tickets to the Battle of the Reds 2019 start from $20 and are available at www.sportshub.com.sg. Family packages (two adults & two children below the age of 12) are also available at $120 and VIP Packages at $250. For more information, please visit https://wfl.asia/.
2019 Battle of the Reds
Date: 16 November 2019, Saturday
Time: Kick-off at 7 pm, gates open at 5.30 pm
Venue: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
|VIP||S$250||Includes meet and greet with team managers and free flow F&B on match day|
|Family package||S$120||2 adults and 2 children (children ages 12 and below)|
|Cat A||S$50||Seats in the North and South stands|
|Cat B||S$35||Seats in the East and West stands|
|Concessions||S$20||Children 12 years and below
Adults 65 years and above
*Prices indicated do not include booking fee
Team lists (as of 14 November 2019) *Please note that all players are subject to availability
David James, Emile Heskey, Luis Garcia, Vladimir Smicer, David Thompson, Jermaine Pennant, John Durnin, Phil Babb, Jason McAteer, Paul Walsh, Bjorn Tore Kvarme, Fabio Aurelio, Don Hutchinson
Manchester United Masters
Dimitar Berbatov, Teddy Sheringham, Dwight Yorke, Wes Brown, Ronny Johnsen, Keith Gilliespie, Jonathan Greening, Ben Thornley, Eric Djemba Djemba, Clayton Blackmore, Paul Rachubka, Lee Martin, Russell Beardsmore, Danny Webber, Erik Nevland, Michael Gray
Fandi Ahmad, Aleksandar Duric, Malek Awab, Syed Faruk, Zulkarnaen Zainal, Gusta Guzariaha, Azhar Baksin, Indra Shadan Daud, Noor Ali, Steven Tan, Dalis Supait, Noh Alam Shah, Lionel Lewis, Rezal Hassan, E. Mani Mohan, Ali Imran, Fahmie Abdullah