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Premier League delighted to help Singapore celebrate 50th birthday

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore is honoured to be playing a big part in Singapore's 50th birthday.

The Barclays Asia Trophy will head to the Southeast Asian nation this summer to help celebrate 50 years of being an independent country.

Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City will travel to Singapore in July for the pre-season tournament, which will also feature a Singapore Select XI, and Scudamore is delighted that England's top flight can be involved.

"We are very excited to bring the Barclays Asia Trophy to Singapore for the first time," he said.

"We know Singaporeans love their football and that they are huge fans of the Barclays Premier League.

"Our aim is to put on a tournament worthy of Singapore's 50th birthday celebrations and for that we have three teams who epitomise the best of our League.

"Everton under Roberto Martinez continue to play an exciting brand of football. Arsenal have some wonderful players and I'm sure they'll delight their many fans from across Southeast Asia, while Stoke City mix flair with a never-say-die attitude.

"Fans in Singapore should expect our most competitive ever Barclays Asia Trophy."

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