The Singapore national football team continued their impeccable record in their AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup Group B match, taking a 2-0 lead against Laos in Vientiane on Tuesday night with goals from Irrfan Phandi and Shawar Anouar. I won. This is the second win for the Lions, who won the opening match against Myanmar 3-2.
With two wins, Singapore is third behind Malaysia, who lost 3-0 to Vietnam on the same day. Malaysia played his third match, winning 1-0 and 5-0 against Myanmar and Laos respectively in his first two matches.
Singapore are undefeated, but their next opponents Vietnam lead Group B with six points and have scored nine goals to keep a clean sheet. Vietnam started the campaign with his 6-0 victory over Laos.
“We have to think about the condition of the players and that is why we decided to bring in some fresh players. I don’t think that[change]has affected us.We created many chances with the ball in the first half, but of course there is still room for improvement,” the Football Association of Singapore said on its website. As has been said, Takayuki Nishigaya head coach.
Six changes from the Lions weren’t exactly an inspiring performance despite picking up three points, welcoming the return of goalkeeper Hassan Sunny and centre-back Irrfan Fandi I was suspended for red in the previous game, such as the card I got at the last tournament. Song Uiyong and Zulfahmi Arifin also got off to a good start.
The Laotians were the first to show their presence in the match. In the 12th minute, captain Soukaphone Vongchiengkham fired a long-range shot from the outside of a penalty shot that bounced off the ground, but luckily for Singapore Hassan handled it well.
Singapore had a fair amount of possession and tried to break through the hosts from both flanks, including testing Laotian custodian Kaew Udon Subannasanso from distance and set pieces.
In the 32nd minute, the away team finally scored the opening goal. A free-kick on the left flank saw Zulfami turn the ball into the air and Irfan headed in to score the second goal for his country.
The second half was tense as head coach Michael Weiss sent the team off with an attacking mindset. Fitak Konmatirat was blocked by the bar just after half-time before Hassan saved Chonny Wenpassat’s shot in the bottom left corner in the 60th minute.
Singapore were able to double their lead in the previous 50 minutes after Faris Ramli deftly dribbled past Laotian goalkeeper Keo, but his weak try came from defender Anantha Zha Chiffonpan. and his follow-up shot was removed by Keo.
The visitors’ perseverance was eventually rewarded with added time. Keo was unable to hold the ball as Shawar stole it and put it into an empty net, securing 3 points for the Lions.
Singapore will host Vietnam on 30 December at Jalan Besar Stadium, while Laos will face Myanmar on the same day. The final Group B match will take place on his 3rd January, with Vietnam playing Myanmar and Singapore facing Malaysia at the Jalil National Stadium in Bukit He.
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