Gallery: Juventus and Singapore Selection Press Conferences

The first football press conference in Singapore's spanking new Sports Hub was held on Friday evening, although one party was slightly late to the occasion.

Bernd Stange looked peeved, sitting at the table with Singapore Selection players Hassan Sunny and Hariss Harun.

Opponents Juventus FC were meant to join them for the inaugural press conference in the lead up to Saturday's game, but the visitors were nowhere in sight as the packed press room waited patiently.

The German coach scowled as the emcee tried to ascertain if she could start the event without the Italians, who were still in the change rooms after a vigorous close-doors training session shortly after landing at Changi Airport.

One awkward joke about penalty fines from Stange later ('we have rules and if we are one minute late, it's $10') , we were underway with the Singapore contingent going first, followed shortly by their Italian counterparts in a follow-up press conference.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was joined by Gianluigi Buffon, Fernando Llorente and the obligatory translator.

Photos: Weixiang Lim/FourFourTwo Singapore