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The Cubs crashed out of the qualifiers for the 2014 AFC U16 Championships after going down 3-1 to Australia in their final group game

Singapore finished third in Group G of the AFC U16 Championship qualifiers in Hong Kong after losing their final group game 3-1 to Australia.

The Cubs needed a win and had to hope that Chinese Taipei overcame hosts Hong Kong to stand a chance of making it to the tournament proper as one of the best runners-up.

But a dominant Australia side, who ended the qualifiers on a perfect note, kept Singapore at bay for most of the match, and were 2-0 up by the 16th minute.

Charlie Robert opened the scoring in the 13th minute before Nicholas Anthony grabbed the second three minutes later.

Singapore managed to get a goal back before the break through Haiqal Pashia, but the two-goal deficit was restored just before the hour mark as Jackson Bandiera grabbed Australia's third from the penalty spot.

Hong Kong who beat Chinest Taipei 3-1 finished second in Group G.

Group G

AUSTRALIA 4 4 0 0 26 2 24 12
HONG KONG 4 3 0 1 12 4 8 9
SINGAPORE 4 2 0 2 14 8 6 6
CHINESE TAIPEI 4 1 0 3 7 13 -6 3
MACAU 4 0 0 4 1 33 -32 0