| SINGAPORE (24 Dec 2009) – Singapore will take on Oman in two friendly matches as they prepare to play against Iran in the 2011 Asian Cup qualifiers next month.
The Lions will play Oman on 28 and 31 December 2009 at the Bishan Stadium.
“The friendly matches with Oman will be good preparation for us as their playing style is quite similar to that of the Iranians. Both teams also have players with very good physical and technical skills,” said Singapore head coach Radojko Avramovic (pix).
Oman are currently ranked 79th in the world while Iran are 64th –a position which Avramovic feels will benefit Singapore in adapting to the playing style of the teams from the Middle East.
“I have said before that we’ll have to hunt for four points from the last two games, and this has not changed even though Jordan beat Iran in their last match.”
“Most of our national team players have been training with us since the beginning of the month after taking a short break, and they have been working very hard on improving their fitness, as well as technical and tactical capabilities in preparation for the crucial match against Iran.”
“We have always gone out with the intention to win and it will be no different this time.”