Sports World: S'pore lose to Thais, exit AFF U-18 C'ship

S'pore lose to Thais, exit AFF U-18 C'ship

The Singapore youth team have been knocked out of the Asean Football Federation Under-18 Championship after falling 0-2 to Thailand last night at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.

They had earlier beaten Cambodia 5-3 and Laos 3-0 but lost 1-3 to Malaysia, who are through to the semi-finals from Group A with the Thais. Singapore play Timor Leste tomorrow in their final game.


Warriors again local women's champs

Warriors FC retained their Women's Premier League trophy with a game to spare, after last night's 1-0 win over Woodlands Wellington.

Kamaliah Hisham scored in the eighth minute at Serangoon Stadium. They play Police Sports Association in their final match on Sunday.


Jepkosgei breaks 30min for road 10km

PRAGUE • Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei broke her own 10km road world record in Prague on Saturday, becoming the first woman to run the distance under 30 minutes off the track.

The 23-year-old ran 29min 43sec at the Birell Prague Grand Prix to eclipse her previous record of 30:04 set in the Czech capital in April.

REUTERS


Putin and Fifa chief kick off trophy tour

MOSCOW • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Fifa president Gianni Infantino on Saturday launched the World Cup trophy on a tour across Russia ahead of the 2018 Finals, with the head of world football's governing body lauding Russia's readiness for the event.

Surrounded by hundreds of young footballers in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, Infantino and Mr Putin took turns to hold the World Cup in their hands before it started its 123-day, 26,000km journey.

REUTERS


Bosse recovering from car-park attack

ANGERS (France) • World 800 metres champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse said he is "much better" after a vicious assault that left him with "multiple facial fractures" although he has still not resumed training.

The 25-year-old was the victim of a late-night attack in a casino car park in his one-time training base of Gujan-Mestras in south-western France.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe