Lions to face Qatar in friendly next month

Singapore will travel to Doha and face Qatar in a friendly on October 5, as part of their preparation for an Asian Cup qualifier against Turkmenistan five days later.

The Lions have just two points after three games and are bottom of Group E.

They will need a win in Ashgabat on October 10 to stay in contention to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup, after a 1-1 home draw with Turkmenistan earlier this month.

Lions coach V Sundramoorthy said: “Preparations in Qatar will be key for the tough away AFC Asian Cup qualifier match against Turkmenistan.

"The international friendly against Qatar will not be easy but I believe that it will serve as a good warm-up for us before the qualification game.”

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