SINGAPORE - National football head coach V. Sundramoorthy has selected four uncapped players for his 27-man national squad which is set to take on Argentina on June 13.
Sundramoorthy said: "We are a small country, so more or less we are limited with players."
"This time we have more younger players and we have about 28 players who are training with us. Eventually we will trim it to 23, and I believe the boys will be looking forward to the three upcoming games."
Geylang International goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari, Warriors' defender Ho Wai Loon, and the Garena Young Lions midfield duo of Hami Syahin and Muhammad Muhaimin are the four uncapped players that made the squad which will include veterans like Daniel Bennett, Shahril Ishak, Hassan Sunny and Hariss Harun.
Hariss said: "When I first heard about this fixture, I couldn't believe it.
"It's not every day we can play players of this calibre on our home ground. It's going to be a great game of football and I hope to see the National Stadium full, which we have never experienced before."
World No. 2 Argentina's squad for the game at the Singapore Sports Hub will include world-class talents like Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain.
And Sundramoorthy said: "We are mentally prepared to face a big team like Argentina, and I believe that it is a good exposure for us to see where we are, playing against these guys.
"It's a one-time experience and I believe the boys will be motivated to compete. We're not thinking of the scoreline, we're thinking of how we compete and keep ourselves coming out with our heads up.
"The weather would play an important part, you know after 45 minutes probably they would be struggling and we can capitalise on it and we will see how it goes. Definitely the boys will keep their heads up and fight till the final whistle."
Prior to their match against the Lions, Argentina will play Brazil in Melbourne on June 9.
The fixture against Argentina was organised to mark the Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) 125th anniversary, and will be played out at the 55,000-seat National Stadium.
FAS deputy president Bernard Tan said: "125 years is no mean feat, it's a long time, and this makes us the oldest football association in the whole of Asia.
"We're very proud in Singapore to obviously uphold that tradition, football still remains our most popular game by far, and it is probably the only game that can fill up the national stadium, and is indeed what we want to do for this celebratory fixture."
The Lions will also play a friendly against Myanmar on Tuesday and an Asian Cup qualifier against Chinese Taipei on June 10.
Tickets for the match are available from sportshubtix.sg