Football: David James and Karl-Heinz Riedle latest additions to Masters match at Kallang

David James at a press conference for the Battle of Europe 2016 — England Masters v Germany Masters, in Singapore last year.
David James at a press conference for the Battle of Europe 2016 — England Masters v Germany Masters, in Singapore last year. PHOTO: FOOTBALL MASTERS ASIA

SINGAPORE - Former English Premier League (EPL) goalkeeper David James will don his gloves again at the National Stadium to take part in the Battle Of Europe 2016 - England Masters vs Germany Masters.

The 11-a-side, 80-minute match will take place on Nov 12. It is organised by Masters Football Asia.

The ex-Liverpool and Manchester City shot stopper will be making his debut for the England Masters. The 46-year-old played 53 times for his country and is fourth on the list of all-time EPL appearances, having featured in 572 matches.

James, who retired from the professional game three years ago, said: "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."

In addition to James, the England Masters have also called on the services of former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie. Named the club's "Young Player of the Season" for the 97/98 season, Hendrie made 251 appearances for the Villans and scored 27 goals in his time there.

The Germany Masters have also boosted their side by calling up 1990 World Cup winner Karl-Heinz Riedle. The former Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool striker said: "I have such great memories of playing for Germany, so I'm really looking forward to the match. Playing against England is never easy but we're always up for the challenge."

The Germans will also have former Dortmund and Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder. He earned 47 caps for Germany and played for them in two World Cups (2002 and 2006), and the 2008 Euros.

Tickets for Battle Of Europe presented by Masters Football Asia are available at and Tickets start from $19, family packages (two adults & two children below the age of 12) are available at $100 and VIP packages at $200.

Current team line-ups:

England Masters

David James, Des Walker, Steve McManaman, Emile Heskey, Teddy Sheringham, Darren Anderton, Lee Hendrie

Germany Masters

Jens Nowotny, Christoph Metzelder, Guido Buchwald, Mario Basler, Lothar Matthäus, Dietmar Hamann, Karl-Heinz Riedle