Singapore face Myanmar in warm-up game

Singapore will play Myanmar on March 24 in a warm-up match as preparation for their final Group E World Cup qualifier against Afghanistan.

The Football Association of Singapore has announced that the national team will face Myanmar on March 24 at Jalan Besar Stadium.

The game will be the final tune-up before the Lions face Afghanistan in their last Group E game of the World Cup Qualifiers, which also double as the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers.

Singapore are currently third in the table, four points ahead of Afghanistan. The latter has a game in hand and may overtake the Lions should they win their remaining games, although their additional match is away to Asian heavyweights Japan.

If Singapore do finish in fourth spot, they may have to compete in the playoffs for a place in the third round. Only the four best fourth-placed runner-ups qualify for the third round.

Singapore had beaten Afghanistan 1-0 at the National Stadium last year thanks to Khairul Amri's 72nd-minute goal, but the striker might miss out this time round after spending the best part of the last few weeks on the sidelines.

Singapore are currently ranked 148th in the world, just ahead of Afghanistan who are 151st.