Tag Archives: soccer

JAPAN STRIKER PRAISES SINGAPORE’S FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE

In an interview with the media, Japanese striker Keisuke Honda described his disappointment with the result of Japan's match against Singapore, but gracefully heaped praises on the Singapore side. "The result was what it was, so there’s nothing we can do about it,” said Honda, who hit the crossbar from a free kick midway through the second half. “If anything, I think they took it easy on us."

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EDWIN TONG: I DID NOT MAKE AN ISSUE OR COMPLAIN AT SEA GAMES SOCCER MATCH

I have been a fan of football since I was very young and was thrilled to attend the @SEAGames2015 football opener between ‪#‎Singapore‬ and the Philippines at @JalanBesarStadium. I have a lot of regard for our ‪#‎SEAGames2015‬ volunteers, the people on the ground who make these Games tick. In fact, many in my family and amongst my friends are SEA Games volunteers, and I know how much time and sacrifices they have put in.

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SINGAPORE LIONS EMERGE VICTORIOUS OVER THE PHILIPPINES

The Singapore Lions Under-23 football team beat the Philippines 1-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night. Defender Sheikh Abdu Hadi scored the winning goal with a header into the Filipino goal just before half time. But members of the public and crowd found the match to be lackluster. Many fans complained that although the Lions had the ball for most of the game, the Lions' strikers missed numerous chances to convert them into goals.

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LEICESTER PLAYERS IN TROUBLE FOR RACIALLY ABUSING THAI WOMEN IN DEPRAVED ORGY

While Nigel Pearson, boss of England's Leicester City football club, was trying to shore up the club's Asian fanbase, 3 of his players, including his defender son James Pearson, had other plans. Last week, a video of 3 Leicester F.C. players, including 21 year-old James, 21 year-old striker Tom Hopper and 22 year-old goal keeper Adam Smith went viral in the UK. The video was originally shared among friends of the 3 players but things got out of control, and their sordid sex orgy with a Thai prostitute is now splashed all over the internet.

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VIETNAMESE & PHILIPPINES TROOPS PLAY SOCCER, SING KARAOKE ON SOUTH CHINA SEA ISLAND

Putting aside decades of enmity, Vietnam and Philippines troops came together on Wednesday in a surprising display of solidarity against China's aggressive attempt to enforce their military and political control over islands in the disputed South China Sea. Philippines naval officials said that a 100 troops stationed on Northeast Cay island, held by the Philippines in the South China Sea, met with a Vietnamese ship carrying 60 Vietnamese sailors. The troops played soccer, volleyball and even sang karaoke together.

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ISIS EXECUTES 13 BOYS IN PUBLIC FOR WATCHING SOCCER

ISIS had executed 13 young boys from Mosul, Iraq, over the weekend, by firing squad because they watched a soccer match on TV, according to Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an activist group that claims to expose ISIS atrocities. The website is filled with descriptions of the harsh life under Islamic State rule.

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FANDI’S SON IRFAN NAMED ONE OF WORLD’S TOP 40 YOUTH FOOTBALLERS

The naming of Irfan Fandi as one of world football’s top 40 young talents by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper has come as a surprise to the 17-year-old’s father, Singapore football icon Fandi Ahmad. Speaking to TODAY, Mr Fandi, who is currently head coach of the LionsXII, said he hopes his eldest son will go on to become a successful and dedicated professional footballer. Irfan was named in a list of top 40 young talents in world football, alongside five others from the Asian region: China’s Li Zhongyi, Japan’s Daisuke Sakai, South Korea’s Seo Jung-hyun, Vietnam’s Phan Thanh Hau and Daniel Da Silva from Australia.

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