Messi, Aguero and Argentina are heading to the Singapore Sports Hub

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and the rest of the star-laden Argentina national team will be in Singapore in June to take on the Lions at the National Stadium, it has been confirmed.

Scheduled to mark the 125th anniversary of the Football Association of Singapore, one of the world’s greatest line-ups and current No.2 in the FIFA rankings Argentina will be heading to Singapore.

Barcelona superstar Messi, Manchester City scoring machine Aguero, plus the likes of Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain are all set to perform in Argentina white and sky blue.

I am looking forward to leading my country out against the two-time FIFA World Cup champions and hope Singaporeans will come out in force to cheer us on

- V. Sundramoorthy

The match is part of a four-nation tour, with Argentina to face great rivals Brazil in Melbourne, Australia on June 9, with the Socceroos to take on Brazil in the same city on June 13, the same night the Argentines will meet Singapore at the Sports Hub.

Singapore coach V. Sundramoorthy said the match will represent an outstanding opportunity for his charges to test themselves against some of the world’s best.

“Argentina are one of the top international teams and have in their squad many world-class players such as Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero,” Sundram said in a statement.

“FAS has worked very hard to finalise the match, which will benefit our players and coaches in terms of invaluable exposure as well as enhance the level of sporting entertainment for fans in Singapore.

“I am looking forward to leading my country out against the two-time FIFA World Cup champions and we hope that Singaporeans will come out in force to cheer us on.

The match will provide incredible experience to Singapore

“A packed stadium on June 13 will make a huge difference and give our players the boost they need against a team with so many talented world-class players.”

It is more good news for Singapore fans, who will have an opportunity to watch Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Inter Milan as part of the International Champions Cup in July.

“We are delighted to host two-time World Cup and 14-time Copa America champions, Argentina, in a friendly match with Singapore Lions at the National Stadium in June,” said Singapore Sports Hub chief executive Manu Sawhney.

“This is a fantastic addition to the vibrant season of football at the Singapore Sports Hub and lends to the festivities in celebration of the 125th year of the Football Association of Singapore.

“As a staunch supporter of local football, we have worked hard with our partners to present the football community in Singapore and the region an opportunity to watch the beautiful game played by one of the top teams and some of the best players in the world today.” 

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday April 20, from 9am Singapore time and can be purchased through www.sportshubtix.sg.

They $40 to $188 for adults and $25 for concessions.