The Singapore Sports Hub is in line to host some of the world’s top footballing talent in the middle of this year, should negotiations with representatives from the International Champions Cup (ICC) prove successful.
The tournament is the biggest of its kind during the off-season, which featured top teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City last year.
According to TODAY, the Singapore Sports Hub and “various parties” are currently engaged in talks to bring a leg of the tournament to Singapore. Last year’s edition of the ICC had 19 host cities across seven countries.
If successful, the cup will help bolster the Sports Hub’s string of events which has severely been lacking after the S$1.33 billion venue opened in 2014.
The last top-flight football event in the venue was the Barclays Asia Trophy, which featured Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City. Since then, there hasn’t been any major tournaments beyond lower-tier matches of ex-football players and regional teams.
The International Champions Cup will take place in the mid-year in between seasons.