• FT

    North Korea

    0

    South Korea

    0

  • FT

    Uzbekistan

    3

    Saudi Arabia

    0

  • FT

    Singapore

    2

    Lebanon

    0

  • FT

    Thailand

    0

    Oman

    1

  • FT

    Turkmenistan

    0

    Jordan

    2

  • FT

    Syria

    1

    UAE

    1

  • FT

    Bahrain

    1

    Japan

    0

  • FT

    Qatar

    2

    Iraq

    0

  • FT

    Kuwait

    2

    Iran

    2

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - AFC

Referee: Takayama Hiroyoshi | Attendance: 10118

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Singapore

  • Aleksandar Duric 8'
  • Fazrul Nawaz 23'

2 - 0

FT

Singapore 2-0 Lebanon: Easy three points

SINGAPORE, March 26 (Reuters) - Singapore comfortably beat Lebanon 2-0 to pick up the first three points of their Asian World Cup third round qualifying campaign on Wednesday.

The city-state's 37-year-old striker Aleksander Duric, who

scored twice on his debut in the 3-1 second stage aggregate

victory over Tajikistan, opened the scoring in the seventh

minute after capitalising on some poor Lebanese defending.

Midfielder Fazrul Nawaz then doubled the home side's

advantage, effectively sealing the game after 24 minutes.

Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic praised Bosnian-born

Duric, who was called-up to the national squad late last year

after becoming a Singapore citizen.

'He was running hard in the first half and then in the

second half he was playing more in midfield, I think he has done

really well for us,' Avramovic told reporters.

Lebanon's coach Emile Rustom, who was missing four

first-team players including Cologne midfielder Roda Antar,

bemoaned his selection problems.

'It was expected. Lebanon were missing four key players, you

can imagine Singapore without four players,' he said.

Singapore move to second in Group 4, level on points with

Saudi Arabia whom they lost to in February and three points

behind leaders Uzbekistan. Lebanon remain bottom without a

point.

Scoring Summary

  • Singapore
  • Lebanon
 

Match Stats

  • Singapore
  • Lebanon
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Singapore
  • Lebanon
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Fazrul Nawaz (40')
Lionel Lewis (45')
Si Jia Yi (87')