S’pore beats Palestine 2-1 in World Cup qualifier, fans sing ‘Majulah Singapura’

Top of the table - for now.

Sulaiman Daud | September 11, 01:50 am


The Singapore football team pulled off what was considered a minor upset when they defeated Palestine 2-1 at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Sept. 10.

For reference, Palestine is ranked 102nd in the FIFA World Rankings while Singapore comes in at 162nd.

We won 2-1

Singapore took an early lead through Shakir Hamzah, but Palestine equalised in the 13th minute.

Safuwan Baharudin scored late in the first half, and the Lions hung on for what would prove to be a precious victory.

Majulah Singapura

The result leaves Singapore at the top of the qualifying group, for however long that may last.

The other teams in the group include Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

A video shared on Facebook after the match showed the local fans serenading the Lions to the tune of Zubir Said’s masterpiece.

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Top image from Football Association of Singapore’s Facebook page.

About Sulaiman Daud

Sulaiman believes that we can be heroes, if just for one day. His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi's Twelve and his favourite person is Jürgen Klopp. He also writes about film and pop-culture, which you are very welcome to read here.

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