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Singapore U-23 to face India at home as warm-up for SEA Games

Singapore‘s Under-23 national team will play two friendlies against India on 9 and 12 July as a warm-up for the upcoming SEA Games.

As explained by head coach Richard Tardy, India will be a reasonable test as the Young Lions are building up to both the SEA Games and the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers.

“I believe the India Under-23 National Team has similarly been training hard, under the guidance of their coach Stephen Constantine, for their AFC U23 qualifying matches. The friendlies will be the final phase of our preparations for the qualifiers next week, and a good opportunity for us to refine our tactics,” the French coach said.

The SEA Games will take place next month in Kuala Lumpur, with the football competition expected to begin a few days before the Aug. 19 opening ceremony.

After competing in the regional sporting event, the team will play a crucial game against Turkmenistan on 5 Sep in the third round of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, where Singapore are standing at the bottom of the table with 1 point in 2 games.