Football: Lions goalie Izwan Mahbud ruled out of friendly against China tonight

Singapore national football team goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud (above) has been withdrawn from tonight's international friendly match against China owing to a groin injury. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Singapore national football team goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud (above) has been withdrawn from tonight's international friendly match against China owing to a groin injury. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE national football team goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud has been withdrawn from tonight's international friendly match against China owing to a groin injury.

The LionsXII custodian, who is with the squad in Tianjin, is also unlikely to link up with the national Under-23s at the Merdeka Tournament in Pahang from Sept 7 to 14, which features hosts Malaysia, Myanmar and a Thai selection side.

Warriors FC No. 1 Hassan Sunny is expected to take Izwan's place in the starting line-up against China tonight.