HANOI – Singapore’s Under-23 footballers are on the point of go out from the Hanoi SEA Games after a 2-2 draw with Malaysia on Saturday (May 14).
The Young Lions had to beat their Causeway opponents of their ultimate organization fit for an out of doors likelihood of qualifying for the semi-finals. But their destiny now rests within the fingers of Cambodia and Thailand who meet in a while Saturday night time.
A win for each side will get rid of the Republic and mark the fourth immediately Games the place Singapore have suffered a group-stage go out.
Head trainer Nazri Nasir mentioned: “To all of the enthusiasts, I think sorry for them. I’m disenchanted that we did not undergo. As a trainer, I didn’t carry my workforce to the following level. So I wish to say sorry to all of the enthusiasts again house.
“Looking on the avid gamers we have now now, I will be able to say they’re making improvements to sport via sport. We did not surrender. I wont whinge in regards to the preparation however it may be higher. I went via demanding situations.
“These boys showed a lot of character. they gave everything they got. I feel sorry for them. We wanted to get to the semi-final, that is our goal. If I am given a chance to lead the team (at the 2023 games), I think we will do better than this.”
The Young Lions final reached the knockout rounds on the 2013 Games in Myanmar, finishing up with a bronze medal.
Following the draw on the Thien Truong Stadium in Nam Dinh, Singapore are 2nd with 5 issues however have performed all 4 in their suits.
Malaysia, who showed their qualification with the purpose, are best with seven issues after 3 video games. Thailand and Cambodia have 3 issues every from two suits.
Only the highest two groups from every organization advance into the following level.
In the newest marketing campaign, the Young Lions began their marketing campaign with a 2-2 draw with Laos prior to a 5-0 defeat via Thailand. They were given their first win with a 1-0 victory over Cambodia on Wednesday.
Prior to the beginning of the match, the Young Lions’ path to the semi-finals was once noticed as a beneficial one for the reason that Nazri’s fees have shyed away from the 2 2019 finalists Vietnam and Indonesia, who’re in Group A with the Myanmar, the Philippines and Timor Leste.
The Young Lions installed a creditable efficiency in opposition to Malaysia to observe up the slender victory over Cambodia however it’s the hapless appearing within the first two suits this is set to look them being dumped out of the contest.
On Saturday, in entrance of twenty-two,768 spectators, Nazri’s facet were given off to the worst imaginable get started once they conceded within the fourth minute after a calamity on the again.
Unable to transparent beneath force, defender Harhys Stewart was once robbed of ownership within the field prior to Malaysian skipper Mukhairi Ajmal Mahadi arrange ahead Luqman Hakim to attain.
But simply 3 mins later the Young Lions equalised in surprising model when Shah Shahiran’s shot from 30 yards flew previous goalkeeper Azri Ghani.
In the 77th minute, Stewart appeared to have redeemed himself when he became the ball in from shut vary after a goalmouth scramble.
The purpose sparked wild celebrations from the Singapore bench, together with head trainer Nazri who punched the air in satisfaction.
But the Malaysians regrouped and within the 82nd minute, Faiz Amer Runnizar rose very best to go house from a nook and go away the Republic watching a most probably removing.