Scholes to play in Battle of Europe in S'pore

Paul Scholes, the former Manchester United star who is widely regarded as one of the finest midfielders of his generation, will grace the National Stadium on Nov 12.

He will join the list of ex-football internationals in the Battle of Europe 2016 friendly match between England and Germany Masters.

The 41-year-old said he is eager to play on Singapore shores, adding: "Matches against Germany are always memorable and the Battle of Europe is no different.

"I've always enjoyed my trips to Singapore and it will be extra special for me this November and I am looking forward to playing alongside my team-mates in a couple of months."

Famed for his passing ability and long-range shooting, Scholes earned 66 England caps from 1997 to 2004, scoring 14 times.

Besides Scholes, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer will also join the England Masters line-up.

Palmer, who had also played for Leeds United, represented his country 18 times, scoring once.

In the opposing camp, Lothar Matthaus, Mario Basler and Karl-Heinz Riedle are some of the ex-Germany internationals who have confirmed their participation.

Tickets for Battle of Europe 2016 presented by Masters Football Asia are available at Sports Hub Tix.

Prices start from $19. Family packages (two adults and two children below the age of 12) are available at $100 and VIP packages at $200.

Yogaraj Panditurai

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2016, with the headline 'Scholes to play in Battle of Europe in S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe