Lions coach Raddy slams referee for missed penalty & other controversial decisions in Suzuki Cuo
In regional football news,
Singapore's national coach Raddy Avramovich says, the team was robbed of a penalty in the 2nd half, and the referee was harsh in several decisions.
Yesterday, our Lions lost 1-0 to Indonesia thanks to the match-winner coming in the 87th minute off a freekick.
Lions goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud misjudged the flight of the ball and he was beaten off his line, as the ball sailed past him into the top right hand corner of goal.
But prior to that, Khairil Amri was brought down in the box in what appeared to be a clearcut penalty, but the Bahraini referee booked the Singaporean striker for diving instead.
A total of 6 yellow cards were flashed at the Lions including 2 for leftback Irwan Shah who received his marching orders in the 65th minute.
Attacking midfielder Hariss Harun was also stretchered off in the 1st half due to a calf injury.
Following the defeat, Singapore must beat Laos on Saturday in order to cement their place in the semi-finals.
But they'll have to do so without Hariss and Irwan who are both suspended, while leftback Shaiful Esah is still nursing an ankle injury.
A draw result against Laos might still not be enough to advance, pending the outcome of other Group B match between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Still on local football,
Manchester United's 18 year old striker Angelo Henriquez will feature in the inaugural NexLions Cup, taking place at the Jalan Besar Stadium in mid-December.
The highly rated Chilean was included in United's under-19 squad that will face their counterparts from Sporting Lisbon in the opening match.
And for more ticketing details and team information on the NexLions Cup, you can check out the website, ticketbooth.com.sg