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Serie A champions Juventus Football Club have a date with our new National Stadium on 16 August, where they will be taking on a Singapore Selection side. (Photo by Juventus)

Serie A champions Juventus Football Club, one of the greatest sides in world football, are excited at the prospect of playing the first major football match at the new National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub on Saturday 16 August - with club representatives currently visiting Singapore singing the praises of the venue.

“Everyone connected with the club is excited at the prospect of playing in Singapore – and it’s extra special that it will be the first major football match at the country’s brand new National Stadium,” said Francesco Calvo, Commercial Director of Juventus Football Club at a media event held in the Lion City today.

“It is a wonderful facility and one which the people of Singapore can be justifiably proud. Club representatives have had a guided tour of Sports Hub and everything about it is world class.”

In messages filmed for today’s press meet before the players joined up with the Italy National Team squad for the World Cup, some of the Juventus stars also expressed their delight at coming to Singapore.

Italy and Juventus captain, legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said: “Juventus is a special team, made up of exceptional players, and we're ready to roar in the Lion City.”

Creative midfielder Andrea Pirlo said: “I know that there's a great deal of passion for our football in Singapore. We hope to repay your affection by putting on a great show on the pitch.”

Fans eager to witness history in the making have been snapping up tickets for the match in which the famed “Bianconeri” will meet a Singapore Selection side to christen the 55,000-seater stadium.

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 and there are big incentives for early birds as well as for teams of football fans who buy tickets together. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and all SingPost Outlets, or by calling +65 6333 5000 / +65 3158 7888

Juventus enjoyed a record-breaking season on their way to a third consecutive Serie A title. They won 33 games, including all 19 at home, and set a new league record of 102 points.

Six players who were central to the campaign - Buffon, Pirlo, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio - were included in the Italy squad for the FIFA World Cup.

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