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CAMBRIDGE TO HOST MANCHESTER UNITED IN FA CUP

League Two (fourth tier) Cambridge United, the lowest ranked team left in the FA Cup, will host 11-times winners Manchester United after last night’s (Jan 5) draw for the fourth round of the competition.

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Local gaming team forced to pull out of competition

Five Singaporean gamers who were bound for the finals of an international tournament for a popular multiplayer online game had to pull out after two of them were denied leave of absence from their polytechnics and one of them from National Service (NS). The episode led some members of the gaming community to question whether there should be more support for gamers who are good enough to compete on the world stage.

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Bike race organiser: I will take full responsibility

The organiser of the illegal cycling race named HolyCrit has said he will "take full responsibility" for any breaches in law. Avid cyclist and bike shop owner Eric Khoo, 28, and event emcee Zul Awab, 39, were arrested by the Traffic Police on Monday for their suspected involvement in promoting and organising the illegal racing event. "I would also like to apologise to all to whom our event has caused distress, and those who have unknowingly broken the law due to their participation."

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Malaysian football fans apologise over violence caused by hooligans

Many supporters took to social networking sites Monday to apologise for the actions of the group of hooligans, that had targeted a section of Vietnamese supporters. A number of fans even posted photos of those allegedly responsible for the violence. They also urged authorities to take action against the perpetrators of the violence, saying that the incident has sullied the image of Malaysian football fans.

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Malaysian Minister apologises to Vietnamese fans after they were attacked

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has apologised to Vietnamese football fans over the actions of a group of Malaysian thugs who attacked them following the AFF Suzuki Cup first-leg semi-final in Shah Alam on Sunday. Khairy said that while he was waiting for the official report from the police and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), he accepted and saw with his own eyes the attack on the Vietnamese fans.

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BERND STANGE - THE WRONG CHOICE FROM THE START

If Vincent Subramaniam and Jan Poulsen were sacked after failing to get past the group stage of the biennial regional showpiece – and losing to Malaysia in the group, why should Stange be given a stay of execution? For the 66-year-old German to see out his first and last competitive regional campaign was already remarkable. A poor AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign could have seen him being given the boot by more impatient football associations.

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WHO IS TO BLAME FOR SINGAPORE 1-3 LOSS TO MALAYSIA?

Sources said the German was involved in a bust-up over tactics with a player during a friendly defeat and that the incident sparked a growing divide in the dressing room. Accusations of favouritism and puzzling strategies followed and several key players were so upset that they voiced their displeasure during a feedback session with Football Association of Singapore (FAS) general secretary Winston Lee in October.

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SINGAPORE OUT OF SUZUKI CUP AFTER LOSING 1-3 TO MALAYSIA

Singapore were eliminated from the AFF Suzuki Cup in dramatic fashion when they fell 3-1 to arch-rivals Malaysia on Saturday night. Needing only a point to progress from the group, defending champions Singapore conceded a last-minute penalty which Tigers midfielder Safiq Rahim converted in extra time to take the lead.

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M'SIA MINISTER: I WANT S'PORE TO EXPLAIN WHY SOME M'SIA SOCCER FANS WERE BANNED FROM ENTERING S'PORE

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is upset with the Singapore authorities for allegedly barring Malaysian football fans from entering the country to watch Malaysia’s AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 match against Myanmar at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Sunday. Khairy also questioned the presence of a large number of Myanmar fans who had also brought along a huge flag of the country into the stadium.

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