Young Lions Will Travel to Doha For Training Camp

AFC U-23 Championship Trophy
Photo: Asian Football Confederation


Aaron Chan
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11 June 2017: The Football Association of Singapore announced today that the Under-22 National Team will be traveling to Doha, Qatar for a training camp in view of the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers in July and Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in August.

The Young Lions are scheduled to play the Qatar Under-22 National Team in two matches on 15th and 17th June respectively. As the matches will be played at 8:30pm local time, the kick-off timing based on Singapore's time zone (GMT +8) will fall on 1:30am on 16th and 18th June.

Head Coach of Under-22 National Team Richard Tardy was relishing the opportunity to play against the Qataris: “Playing strong teams like Qatar will allow us to better gauge our abilities in the lead-up to our important tournaments in the coming months – in fact, they reached the semi-finals of the AFC Under-23 Championships last year. If not for conceding late goals to South Korea in the semi-final and Iraq in the third placing match, they would have been one of the three Asian teams in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil."

“Having said that, we do have players like Irfan Fandi and Hami Syahin who have been training with the National Team – I am sure that they will be able to add valuable experience to the squad, and that our boys will do their best to hold their own against such tough opponents.” he added.

Qualification Groupings.
Image: Asian Football Confederation

The Young Lions travelled to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the Dubai Cup earlier this year where they lost all four matches and managed to score only one goal in the entire tournament. Following that, they had three friendly matches against the Vanuatu Under-20s, drawing two and winning one of those games.

The matches against Qatar in this training camp should be the last friendlies the Young Lions play before they kick-off their AFC Under-23 Championship qualification journey against Group F hosts Myanmar on 19th July 2017.

Last 5 Singapore U-22 Match Results
Malaysia (U22) 3 - 1 Singapore (U22) | Dubai Cup | 26 March 2017
Thailand (U22) 2 - 0 Singapore (U22) | Dubai Cup | 28 March 2017
Singapore (U22) 3 - 2 Vanuatu (U20) | Friendly | 1 May 2017
Singapore (U22) 1 - 1 Vanuatu (U20) | Friendly | 4 May 2017
Singapore (U22) 1 - 1 Vanuatu (U20) | Friendly | 7 May 2017

Match Schedules

Date
Time
Opponents
15 June 2017
Thursday
8.30pm local time
(1.30am, 16 June Singapore time)
Qatar Under-22 National Team
17 June 2017
Saturday
8.30pm local time
(1.30am, 18 June Singapore time)

Singapore Under-22 National Team Squad
S/N
Name
Age
Pos
Club
1
Hairul Syirhan Bin Mardan
21
GK
Garena Young Lions
2
Mohammad Fashah Iskandar Bin S Rosedin
22
GK
Garena Young Lions
3
Muhammad Zharfan Bin Rohaizad
20
GK
Garena Young Lions
4
Dhukilan S/O Jeevamani
20
DF
Garena Young Lions
5
Irfan Fandi Ahmad
19
DF
Home United FC
6
Mohammad Faizal Bin Roslan
22
DF
Garena Young Lions
7
Muhamad Rusyaidi Bin Salime
19
DF
Garena Young Lions
8
Muhammad Amirul Adli Bin Azmi
21
DF
Garena Young Lions
9
Muhammad Shahrin Bin Saberin
22
DF
Garena Young Lions
10
Muhammad Syahrul Bin Sazali
19
DF
Garena Young Lions
11
Tan Han Wei Lionel
20
DF
Hougang United FC
12
Ammirul Emmran Bin Mazlan
22
MF
Garena Young Lions
13
Lee Si Qin Illyas
21
MF
Garena Young Lions
14
Muhammad Hami Syahin Bin Said
18
MF
Garena Young Lions
15
Muhammad Muhelmy Bin Suhaimi
21
MF
Garena Young Lions
16
Joshua Bernard Pereira
19
MF
Garena Young Lions
17
Adam Bin Swandi
21
FW
Home United FC
18
Haiqal Pashia Anugrah
18
FW
Garena Young Lions
19
Ikhsan Fandi Ahmad
18
FW
Garena Young Lions
20
Mohamad Hanafi Bin Mohd Akbar
22
FW
Balestier Khalsa FC
21
Mohamad Taufik Bin Suparno
21
FW
Garena Young Lions
22
Muhammad Amir Bin Zalani
20
FW
Hougang United FC
23
Muhammad Amiruldin Asraf Bin Muhammad Nodin
20
FW
Home United FC



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