Neymar. Oscar. Fred. David Luiz.
Catch these Brazilian superstar footballers in person – right here in Singapore.
Some of the world’s best players face off against each other
That’s right. Come 14 October next month, the Brazil national team, five-time winners of the Fifa World Cup, will be in Singapore.
At the brand new Singapore Sports Hub, they will be facing off against the Japanese national team, featuring their own World Cup stars such as Maya Yoshida, Shinji Kawaga and Keisuke Honda.
“With Juventus having just played in Singapore, this is a terrific time for football fans,” said Malcolm Thorpe, Vice President of Sports Development and Events at World Sports Group, the event promoter.
“This game, which will bring some of the world’s best players to Singapore, fits exactly with the Sports Hub’s mission to bring world-class events to a world-class venue,” added Thorpe.
The Selecao are looking forward to taking on Japan
The new Selecao manager, Dunga, is looking forward to facing off against the Samarai Blue next month. “We are truly excited to be heading to Asia to play Japan,” he said in a specially recorded message for fans in the region, “I think that Japan is the best team in Asia, so it is great for us to have this opportunity as we start to rebuild.”
Both nations are hoping to rebuild
Dunga, who had won the World Cup as team captain in 1994 and also reached the quarterfinals in 2010, took over as Brazil manager for the second time, in July this year. He hopes to rekindle the magic of Brazilian samba football – after the Selecao’s disastrous World Cup campaign that ended with a 7-1 mauling by the eventual champions, Germany.
Japan, the AFC Asian Cup champions, are also looking to rebuild, after a 2014 World Cup campaign that saw them crashing out at the group stage. They have a new coach in Javier Aguirre, who guided Mexico to the last 16 at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups and the Singapore match will be an important part of their preparations for their Asian Cup defence in Australia next year.
The second major football game to be staged at the new Sports Hub
This event is part of the Gillette Brazil World Tour and is the second major football game to be staged at the new Sports Hub – after the visit of Italian giants Juventus in August.
Japan will be the home team in this fixture.
Tickets for the Japan Vs. Brazil match
Tickets for this match can be purchased from 4 September onwards.
The tickets for Japan Vs. Brazil start at S$40 for adults and S$25 for children under the age of 16.
There are also family packs (two adults and two children) for S$100 and S$160 depending on the seat selection
Fans who bought tickets for the Juventus game in Singapore in August will get a S$20 discount on any category of tickets (S$10 for children) as long as they buy their tickets in the next two weeks. Group packages are also available.
Check out the information below, for a more detailed description of the ticketing arrangements.
Japan Vs. Brazil will kick off at 6.45pm on Tuesday, 14 October. Gates will open from 5pm onwards.