Singapore’s Achievements in Football

Football is indeed the most famous sport in the planet. In fact, Singapore is not behind with this sport because they have already won championships for several times. The latest is the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup which is called Tiger Cup in the past. The first title that they started their winning streak was when they have won was in 1998 wherein they have conquered Vietnam in a 1-0 ending. The next title was achieved in 2005 wherein they have beaten the national squad of Indonesia in a two-leg aggregate, 5-2. In 2007, they bagged the trophy after defeating Thailand on a 3-2 aggregate (the combined score on a 2-game match). This made the Singapore National Team the only team that has won four times in ASEAN Football Championships.

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Other Achievements

Because Singapore is tagged as the best football team in Southeast Asia, they qualify for the 2007 Asian Cup. In the competition, they were the only team who has given Iraq’s football team (2007 Asian Cup Champions) a defeat. Aside that they have beaten the powerhouse of football in Asia in 2007, they also set a new record for most goals that the national team has achieved. It was a game against Laos during the ASEAN Football Championship match wherein they scored a remarkable and incredible 11-0 win. During the game, Mohd Noh Alam Shah scored an astonishing 7 goals to put an exclamation point to the Laos National Team.

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World Ranking

At present, Singapore ranks number 143 in the world rankings. However, the highest rank that they have achieved was number 73. That was in 1993. And with that, they have been listed by Asian Football Confederation in 2005 as the “Mover of the Year”.

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