Football fans in Singapore can look forward to an exciting week ahead as eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund (BVB) announced the final squad for their Southeast Asian tour which kicks off in the Lion City next Tuesday (22 November).
A number of BVB stars have been named in the 25-man list, and the local public will be excited to learn of the inclusion of the charismatic Marco Reus as well as 2014 FIFA World Cup winner Mats Hummels.
Another recognisable name is Emre Can – the former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder – with Dutch attacker Donyell Malen also amongst those set to feature.
The likes of experienced German full-back Nico Schulz and Turkish international Salih Özcan make up a strong BVB squad that will take on the Lion City Sailors next Thursday (24 Nov) at Singapore’s Jalan Besar Stadium.
A handful of BVB youth players have also been included, with the pick of the bunch being Jayden Braaf, an exciting Dutch talent whose promising displays earned him comparisons with Jadon Sancho and Manchester City’s U23s Player of the Year award in 2020 – at the age of 17 – before he swooped for the Black & Yellow this May.
There is also the up-and-coming duo of former France Under-17 centre-back Soumaïla Coulibaly – who turned down the chance of a professional contract with Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Dortmund – and current Croatia Under-21 forward Marco Pašalić.
Both are on the fringes of the BVB first team and were unused substitutes in BVB’s final Bundesliga game before the World Cup break, a 4-2 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach on 12 November.
Edin Terzić’s side will be in Singapore between 22 to 28 November, with a series of off-the-field professional activities, fan engagements and even community activations lined up over the week.
They will then travel across the Causeway to play Malaysian powerhouse Johor Darul Ta’zim on Monday, 28 November, before concluding the Tour against the Vietnam national team two days later.
Limited gallery tickets for the Sailors vs BVB friendly game are still available on sale on SISTIC.
BVB squad for Southeast Asia Tour 2022
Goalkeepers: Alexander Meyer, Marcel Lotka
Defenders: Mats Hummels, Nico Schulz, Guille Bueno, Lion Semić, Prince Aning, Soumaïla Coulibaly, Antonios Papadopoulo, Nnamdi Collins
Midfielders: Marco Reus, Emre Can, Salih Özcan, Felix Passlack, Can Hayri Özkan, Falko Michel, Göktan Gürpüz
Forwards: Donyell Malen, Justin Njinmah, Marco Pašalić, Ole Pohlmann, Moritz Broschinski, Jayden Braaf, Julian Rijkhoff, Samuel Bamba
Sailors squad for BVB clash
Goalkeepers: Hassan Sunny, Rudy Khairullah, Adib Nur Hakim
Defenders: Naqiuddin Eunos, Aniq Raushan, Hariss Harun, Amirul Adli, Bill Mamadou, Iqram Rifqi, Nur Adam Abdullah
Midfielders: M. Anumanthan, Shahdan Sulaiman, Adam Swandi, Hami Syahin, Saifullah Akbar, Diego Lopes, Song Uiyoung, Arshad Shamim
Forwards: Hafiz Nor, Maxime Lestienne, Gabriel Quak, Faris Ramli, Haiqal Pashia, Kim Shin-wook