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Singapore: With a crucial round of AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers matches coming up, Singapore and Hong Kong will prepare for the September 5 ties with a friendly at the Lion City's Jalan Besar Stadium on August 31.

Singapore will play Turkmenistan in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Group E tie on September 5, also at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Singapore Head Coach V. Sundram Moorthy said the friendly against Hong Kong will be valuable as it will help prepare the team for the Turkmenistan match. 

"The qualifier against Turkmenistan will be an important one for the team as we work towards qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

"The friendly against Hong Kong will give us a good opportunity to prepare before facing Turkmenistan, and we want the fans to come down to Jalan Besar Stadium to cheer the team on for both games.”

Singapore are fourth in Group E of the final round of the qualifying campaign with one point after two matches. 

They opened their campaign with a 0-0 draw with Bahrain (pictured above) in Manama before losing 2-1 to Chinese Taipei at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

The Hong Kong-DPR Korea 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers Group B tie on June 13 finished 1-1. 

It will be a valuable warm-up for Hong Kong too as they face Malaysia in a 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers Group B tie at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka on Sept 5.

Hong Kong are third in the standings behind Lebanon and DPR Korea, with Malaysia fourth.

They lost their opening tie 0-2 to group leaders Lebanon before playing to a 1-1 draw with DPR Korea.

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