AFF Suzuki Cup 2018

Fandi's challenge: time to show your character

Fandi Ahmad taking training at the National Stadium last Thursday before their opening AFF Cup match. The team require a big win against Timor-Leste next Wednesday as goal difference may well decide which teams from Group B will qualify for the semi-
Fandi Ahmad taking training at the National Stadium last Thursday before their opening AFF Cup match. The team require a big win against Timor-Leste next Wednesday as goal difference may well decide which teams from Group B will qualify for the semi-finals.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

Coach may switch to 4-4-2 as wounded Lions go in search of goals against Timor-Leste

Interim national football coach Fandi Ahmad will turn on the attacking mode in a bid to rack up the goals against Timor-Leste in their must-win Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup tie at the National Stadium next Wednesday.

Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore are all on three points in Group B but the Lions are fourth on goal difference after losing 1-0 to the Philippines on Tuesday. Thailand and the Philippines have played one game fewer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2018, with the headline 'Fandi's challenge: time to show your character'. Print Edition | Subscribe