Football: National Stadium sells out for first time for Brazil-Japan clash

The new National Stadium will have its first sell-out crowd when five-time football world champions Brazil take on Japan in their friendly match on Tuesday. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
The new National Stadium will have its first sell-out crowd when five-time football world champions Brazil take on Japan in their friendly match on Tuesday. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

The new National Stadium will have its first sell-out crowd when five-time football world champions Brazil take on Japan in their friendly match on Tuesday.

Event promoter World Sport Group (WSG) said in a statement on Sunday that all 55,000 tickets have been snapped up ahead of match day.

"We are thrilled to be bringing world-class football action to Singapore, making this the first sold-out event at the new National Stadium," said Malcolm Thorpe, WSG's vice-president of sports development and events

"With some of the world's top football players in town for this exciting Japan v Brazil match, football fans are definitely in for a treat."

In lieu of the crowd numbers, fans are advised to arrive early - stadium gates will open at 5pm, an hour and 45 minutes ahead of the 6.45pm kick-off time - and take public transport to the stadium. Pre-sold parking lots have also sold out.

For fans without a ticket, they can tune in to the match on cable television broadcaster StarHub's SuperSports Arena (Channels 112 or 205 and 76.25MHz).