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.

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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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