Earlier kickoff time for Juventus game

The kickoff time between a Singapore Selection side and Italian giants Juventus has been brought forward, with the match starting at 6pm rather than 7.30pm on 16 August.

The historical first football match at the new National Stadium was moved forward due to operational reasons, with fans now able to catch their heroes in action an hour and a half earlier.

The eagerly anticipated encounter will feature a star-studded line up of players from Juventus, including new signings Alvaro Morata and Patrice Evra, as well as new manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Singapore fans will also have the opportunity to catch several World Cup stars, with Italy's Andrea Pirlo and  France's Paul Pogba among a dozen Juve players to have represented their countries in Brazil over June and July.

Tickets - priced from S$45 to S$180 for adults and S$30 to S$45 for children – are on sale at Sports Hub Tix (www.sportshubtix.sg) and there are big incentives for teams of football fans who buy tickets together.