Golden Army Take Flight for Double-Header Friendly in Brunei

International Friendlies - Brunei vs Sri Lanka

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International Friendlies - Brunei vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will face a stern test against the higher-ranked Bruneian national team in a pair of international friendlies scheduled for the 8th and 11th of this month.

Sri Lanka is set to return to international action this month after a productive FIFA Series in March. The Lions emerged victorious against Bhutan and secured a hard-fought goalless draw against Papua New Guinea. This upcoming doubleheader against Brunei will be their first international assignment in three months.

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These friendlies will likely be Sri Lanka’s final test before their crucial AFC Asian Cup 2027 Qualifying matches against Cambodia in September. The games provide a valuable opportunity for Andrew Morrison to assess his squad, experiment with tactics, and fine-tune their performance before the qualifiers begin.

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Sri Lanka’s trip to Brunei will be without some key figures who stood out in the previous FIFA Series. Influential midfielder Claudio Kammerknecht, dynamic winger Jason Thayaparan, and dependable defender Jack Hingert will all miss out due to injuries.

Sri Lankan squad for the Brunei friendlies:

 

Sujan Perera (c), Harsha Fernando, Chalana Chameera, Jude Supun, Rifkhan Mohamed, Waseem Razeek, Adhavan Rajamohan, Dillon De Silva, SacayaradjySteven, Leon Perera, Asikur Rahman, Mohamed Aakib, Woranda Perera, Mohamed Hasmeer, Bharath Suresh, Rahul, Suresh, Oliver Kelaart, Anujan Rajendram, Wade Dekker, Mohamed Aman, Kaveesh Fernando, Mohamed Mursith, Shenal Sandesh

 

Head Coach – Andrew Morrison

*The matches are scheduled to kick off at 5:45 PM (IST).