International Champions Cup 2019

Going the distance for their teams

Thippharat Suksuphak (second from right), with Posit Khumthong (right) and the Suwanrakanont family (from left) Nongkran, Kongtup, Sirichai and Tupthong.
Thippharat Suksuphak (second from right), with Posit Khumthong (right) and the Suwanrakanont family (from left) Nongkran, Kongtup, Sirichai and Tupthong. ST PHOTOS: JEREMY LIM
Juventus fans Christian Tufilli and his father John flew in from Perth.
Juventus fans Christian Tufilli and his father John flew in from Perth.ST PHOTOS: JEREMY LIM

Ardent fans from overseas make a special effort to fly in to support their clubs

Crystal Huang is no stranger to long-haul flights, but she had the longest flight of her life getting from the United States to Singapore.

The 19-year-old spent more than 20 hours on the plane which took her from the US to Guangzhou before she set foot in the Republic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2019, with the headline 'Going the distance for their teams'. Print Edition | Subscribe