Singaporeans’ love for English football remains unabated as demand for tickets continues to grow for The Castlewood Group Battle Of The Reds 2015. The lower tiers of the North and South Stands are sold out and organisers are opening up the upper tiers of both ends to meet the demand.
Interest in this highly anticipated match is not limited only to the spectators. Players are equally excited to be back on the pitch as organisers revealed the full team lists. Collectively, the impressive line-up of players has more than 30 English Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners’ medals in their trophy cabinets.
After his successful stint last year, Ian Rush will be returning to manage the Liverpool legends for their clash with rivals Manchester United, helmed by Paul Parker. Having played in Singapore before, the Liverpool Masters may have experience on their side, but the Manchester United Masters could leverage their advantage of local favour with Parker having been based in Singapore for the last four years.
Robbie Fowler and Lee Sharpe, both regular visitors to Singapore, were in town today to share their experiences and memories of the rivalry between the two dynamic clubs – one that continues to dominate and capture the imagination of football fans around the world today.
“It’s always amazing to come halfway across the world from England and still sell thousands of tickets. It is absolutely incredible and a privilege. Everyone is really looking forward to the game,” shared Sharpe.
Adding on, Fowler said, “Not only is this a good excuse to play against Manchester United again, but also an unbeatable opportunity to visit this fantastic country. This match will be an absolute classic, and we’re certainly looking forward to it. Thank you Masters Football Asia and Castlewood Group for bringing us over.”
“The response from the crowd has been fantastic so far, and the players are relishing the opportunity to face-off again. The anticipation is building and it’s going to be a match that will surely give both fans and players much to reminisce about,” shared Steve Black, CEO, Masters Football Asia.
Chris Comer, CEO, Castlewood Group, added, “This year is set to be bigger and better than ever with Castlewood Group and Masters partnering up yet again to deliver what the fans have all been waiting for – a never before seen match in Singapore with Liverpool versus Manchester United in the highly anticipated Castlewood Group Battle Of The Reds! Singapore is continuing to establish itself on the global stage as a sporting hub and we are excited to be able to bring one of football’s oldest rivalries to our shores in what will without a doubt be one of the sporting highlights for the 50th anniversary of our island home.”
Tickets for the highly anticipated Castlewood Group Battle of the Reds 2015 start from $19, and family packages (Two adults and two children below the age of 12) are also available. Lower tiers of the North and South sections are now sold out, and fans are advised to purchase tickets soon to avoid disappointment. For more information and to purchase, please visit www.mastersfootball.com, and SportsHubTix: http://www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix/Pages/The-Castlewood-Group-Battle-of-The-Reds.aspx
Players already confirmed include:
Jerzy Dudek, Stephane Henchoz, Steve Harkness, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Luis Garcia, Dietmar Hamann, Patrik Berger, Vladimir Smicer, Phil Babb, Bjorn Tore Kvarme, Ian Rush, Jan Kromkamp, David Thompson, Michael Thomas, Jari Littmanen
Manchester United Masters:
Nick Culkin, Russell Beardsmore, Lee Martin, Paul Parker, Ronny Johnsen, Bojan Djordjic, Lee Sharpe, Keith Gillespie, Jesper Blomqvist, Ben Thornley, Clayton Blackmore, Quinton Fortune, Karel Poborskly, Louis Saha, Andy Cole
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