World Cup: S'pore hold Japan to shock draw

SINGAPORE'S senior national football team achieved a sensational result when they held Asian champions Japan to a 0-0 away draw in Saitama in their World Cup 2018 qualification clash last night. The Lions trotted out a defensive line-up to frustrate the hosts, and had goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud to thank for saving repeatedly from Japanese attacks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2015, with the headline 'World Cup: S'pore hold Japan to shock draw'. Print Edition | Subscribe