Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thai and Spore play to a draw

Thailand and Singapore played out a goalless draw in an international friendly tune-up at the Rajamangala Stadium.

The match was important preparation for both sides as Thailand play Australia while Singapore take on China on September 2 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic said: "This is not the first time Thailand and Singapore played each other and both countries know each other well. I believe that this game is important for both of us as we prepare for the China game while the Thais will play Australia in the World Cup Qualifiers.

"It was an exciting and competitive game where both teams had chances. In the first half, we had more opportunities but they had chances in the second-half as well. It will be a difficult game against China as they have some quality players, but we will go to Kunming and do our best and play our own game."

The Lions will now proceed to Kunming on August 26 to continue their preparations.

International Friendly
Thailand 0-0 Singapore
Singapore: Izwan Mahbud (GK) (Lionel Lewis), Shaiful Eash, Daniel Bennett, Safuwan Baharudin, Juma'at Jantan, Shi Jia Yi (Hafiz Rahim), Mustafic Fahrudin (Shukor Zailan (Delwinder Singh)), Shahril Ishak (C) (Zulfahmi Arifin), Isa Halim, Aleksandar Duric (Ruzaini Zainal), Qiu Li (Shahdan Sulaiman)

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