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Japan, Brazil team buy insurance from NTUC Income ahead of National Stadium match with sandy pitch

Posted on 14 October 2014

Both sides are expected to perish during clash at National Stadium.

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Last-minute insurance purchases have been made by both Japan and Brazil team players ahead of tonight’s clash at the Singapore National Stadium on Oct. 14, 2014, where both sides are expected to be seriously injured or die due to sandy pitch conditions that resemble Normandy Beach, instead of a proper football field.

The conditions of the playing field are so bad, it is estimated that the number of deaths could far exceed the proportion of the troops who perished while storming the French shore during World War II.

Watanabe Fukisthis, the Japanese team physiologist said via an interpreter: “Most of the players have took out life insurance of at least $10 million from NTUC Income. They do not expect to return home to Japan after tonight’s game.”

“A lot of the players are calling their loved ones back home, saying their last goodbyes and bidding farewell to their club and country that they left behind to come to Singapore to die.”

“A lot of them know that tonight’s game is likely to end their playing careers, but most definitely, their lives. Almost all do not expect to walk ever again.”

However, this match will be exceptionally painful for some.

For example, the Brazilian star Neymar, who had just recovered from a near-career-ending back injury in July’s World Cup 2014.

Brazilian side’s team physician, Jesus Jose, said: “We will all die with regret. No doubt about it.”

 

Footballing news from Singapore:

Japan vs Brazil match at National Stadium converted to beach football game due to sandy pitch conditions

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