Football: Singapore Masters team to face Arsenal Masters and Liverpool Masters on Nov 11

SINGAPORE - Football fans can look forward to even more action during the Battle of the Masters as organiser Masters Football Asia have confirmed the addition of the Singapore Masters team on Wednesday (July 5).

Local football luminaries Fandi Ahmad, V. Sundram Moorthy, Malek Awab and Aleksandar Duric will be playing two matches in the round-robin competition on Nov 11.

They will face former English Premier League stars David James, John Arne Riise, Robert Pires and Ray Parlour when they take on the Liverpool Masters and Arsenal Masters at the National Stadium.

Said Steve Black, chief executive officer of Masters Football Asia: "The love for football is tremendous in Singapore and even more so for a team of your own and especially one featuring several of Singapore's biggest football stars.

"The roar of approval from the crowd greeting the Singapore Masters back in 2014 was unforgettable and I look forward to hearing that again and this time, in the National Stadium."

The local team, sponsored by financial services firm CMC Markets, had their last Masters Football Asia outing in 2014 when they lost 3-1 to the Liverpool Masters.

That match at the Jalan Besar Stadium also doubled as Duric's testimonial game.

Said Duric: "It's a great opportunity for all of us to come together to both relive and create new memories.

"We did give the players a run for their money but were unlucky at the last match back in 2014, so we're looking forward to challenging them again."

Ticket prices start from $20 and they can be purchased from mastersfootball.com and sportshubtix.com.