Football: Under-19 Cubs mauled at Asean Football Federation tourney

Singapore U-19 defender Nur Adam Abdullah tries to tackle Laos midfielder Chanthachone Thinolath in the Cubs' 5-0 defeat.
Singapore U-19 defender Nur Adam Abdullah tries to tackle Laos midfielder Chanthachone Thinolath in the Cubs' 5-0 defeat.PHOTO: ASEAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION

Team suffer heavy losses to regional rivals Thailand, Indonesia and Laos

Singapore's national age-group football teams have performed miserably over the last 18 months, but few could have foreseen the new low suffered by the Under-19 team on Saturday.

Playing in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-19 Championship in Gresik, East Java, the team, coached by Dutchman Robbie Servais, were steamrolled 5-0 by regional minnows Laos.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline 'U-19 Cubs mauled at AFF tourney'. Print Edition | Subscribe