SINGAPORE, 2018, NOVEMBER 04 – Singapore National Team head coach Fandi Ahmad today confirmed his 23-man squad for the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup.

The squad includes seven players – Adam Swandi, Ikhsan Fandi, Iqbal Hussain, Irfan Fandi, Jacob Mahler, Nazrul Nazari and Zulqarnaen Suzliman – who are turning out for Singapore in the tournament for the first time.

Coach Fandi said: “With the players fighting hard for a spot in the team, it was not an easy decision for us to pick 23 players to field in this tournament. We thank all the players who have been with us during the preparation phase for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup. We have selected a group of boys whom we feel will be able to allow us to best play to our strengths during the tournament.

“In this squad, we have the experienced players in Amri, Bai and Shahril who have led by example putting in a lot of hard work on the pitch. Hassan, Izwan and Zaiful have too, impressed with their work ethic and professionalism. We also have our younger players, such as Jacob, who have also done well though they only joined us in the recent months. We have faith in the team, together we will do our best, and God will take care of the rest.”

Lions skipper Hariss Harun added: “The team has been working very hard throughout the preparation phase, and now it’s time for us to show our worth as a team. We are one team, one family, both on and off the pitch, and I think we can achieve something great when we work together. Fan support is crucial in this tournament as we play our matches at home, and we look forward to having our fans pack the National Stadium this Friday to help us get off to the best possible start to our campaign.” 

Centralised training for the 23-man squad begins today, as the Lions prepare for the opening AFF Suzuki Cup group-stage match against Indonesia on 9 November. The team then will leave for Philippines the next day to take on the Azkals on 13 November.

Singapore 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup Fixtures

Date Time Match Venue
9 November 2018
8:00pm Singapore vs Indonesia National Stadium,
Singapore Sports Hub
13 November 2018
(local time)
Philippines vs Singapore Panaad Stadium,
21 November 2018
7:30pm Singapore vs Timor-Leste National Stadium,
Singapore Sports Hub
25 November 2018
(local time)
Thailand vs Singapore Rajamangala Stadium,

Tickets to the matches against Indonesia and
Timor-Leste start from $8, and are available on the Sports Hub website.

2018 AFF Suzuki Cup Ticket category
(per match)
Cat 1 Cat 2
Singapore vs Indonesia
9 November, 8:00pm

Singapore vs Timor-Leste
21 November, 7:30pm

Adult $28 $18
Concession $12 $8
Family Package
(2 Adult + 2 Concession)
$48 $24

Singapore’s squad for 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Hassan Sunny GK 77 0 02-Apr-84 Army United FC
2 Izwan Mahbud GK 44 0 14-Jul-90 Nongbua Pitchaya FC
3 Zaiful Nizam GK 2 0 24-Jul-87 Balestier Khalsa FC
4 Baihakki Khaizan DF 133 5 31-Jan-84 Udon Thani FC
5 Faritz Hameed DF 29 0 16-Jan-90 Home United FC
6 Irfan Fandi DF 17 1 13-Aug-97 Young Lions
7 Nazrul Nazari DF 27 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United FC
8 Safuwan Baharudin DF 81 7 22-Sep-91 Pahang FA
9 Shakir Hamzah DF 43 2 20-Oct-92 Home United FC
10 Zulqarnaen Suzliman DF 3 0 29-Mar-98 Young Lions
11 Adam Swandi MF 7 0 12-Jan-96 Albirex Niigata FC (S)
12 Hariss Harun MF 86 7 19-Nov-90 Johor Darul Ta’zim FC
13 Izzdin Shafiq MF 33 0 14-Dec-90 Home United FC
14 M Anumanthan MF 17 0 14-Jul-94 Home United FC
15 Jacob Mahler MF 2 1 10-Apr-00 Young Lions
16 Gabriel Quak MF 23 3 22-Dec-90 Navy FC
17 Yasir Hanapi MF 26 1 21-Jun-89 Tampines Rovers FC
18 Zulfahmi Arifin MF 36 0 05-Oct-91 Chonburi FC
19 Faris Ramli FW 43 5 24-Aug-92 PKNS FC
20 Ikhsan Fandi FW 8 3 09-Apr-99 Young Lions
21 Iqbal Hussain FW 5 0 06-Jun-93 Hougang United FC
22 Khairul Amri FW 125 32 14-Mar-85 Tampines Rovers FC
23 Shahril Ishak FW 137 14 23-Jan-84 Home United FC

Source: Football Association of Singapore

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