Singapore into Suzuki Cup final, beats Philippines

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Singapore players celebrate after their first goal against the Philippines during the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final football match in Singapore on December 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN

SINGAPORE—Singapore booked its place in the final of Southeast Asia’s Suzuki Cup with a 1-0 home win over the Philippines in Wednesday’s semifinal second leg, completing an aggregate win by the same score.

Striker Khairul Amri scored in the 19th minute with a long-range strike. The Philippines pushed hard for an equalizer and created some good opportunities but came up short.

Singapore’s opponent in the final will be either Thailand or Malaysia. Thailand hosts the second leg of their semifinal on Thursday after the first leg ended 1-1.

Singapore has won this tournament—in its ninth edition—three times, while the Philippines equaled its best-ever performance by making the semifinals.

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  • ShineMother

    Di bale may mga susunod na taon pa. Paghandaan niyo nalang yung AFP qualifying tournament next year.

    ~Bakit nga pala everytime na mapunta kay Guirado yung bola eh binu-boo siya ng mga Singaporean? Hindi kaya inis sa kanya yung mga tao dun dahil sa pag-arte niya?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E422KEFIWEQBOVJ54ALRSBJB24 JACK

    we came close…next time it will be different…GO AZKALS!

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