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AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final between Singapore and the Philippines ends in stalemate

Published on Dec 8, 2012 9:59 PM
Philippine midfielder James Joseph Younghusband (right) is challenged by Aleksandar Duric of Singapore during their AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 first leg semi-final football match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Dec 8, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

Singapore and the Philippines are locked at 0-0 after today's first leg of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup semi-final in Manila.

It was a flowing game of counter-attacking football, but clear chances were rare.

The Lions had the best of them in the 26th minute when Shahril Ishak stabbed wide after Aleksandar Duric's diagonal ball had left Azkals goalkeeper Eduard Sacapano stranded.

In the 79th minute, Singapore forward Khairul Amri was carried off with a twisted ankle.

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