Seven Lion City Sailors players have been named in Tsutomu Ogura’s 27-strong Singapore National Team squad that will face South Korea and Thailand in the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ Round 2 qualifiers in June.

Lions captain Hariss Harun along with four others – Lionel Tan, Song Uiyoung, Shawal Anuar, as well as custodian Zharfan Rohaizad – have kept their places after being called up for March’s double-header against China, which the Lions drew 2-2 and lost 4-1 in Ogura’s first matches in charge.

Should Hariss feature in both matches, he will pull level with Khairul Amri on 132 caps and be ranked joint-fourth in Singapore’s all-time record appearance makers behind Daniel Bennett, Shahril Ishak and Baihakki Khaizan.

Meanwhile, Christopher van Huizen (pictured above) and Hami Syahin return to the fold after strong starts to the 2024/25 season in which they started all three games so far for the Sailors – an opening 2-0 Community Shield win over Albirex Niigata (S), followed up by Singapore Premier League (SPL) victories against Hougang United and Young Lions.

The Lions will host a star-studded South Korea side at the National Stadium on Thursday, 6 June before facing Thailand away at the Rajamangala Stadium five days later.