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WC Qualification Asia

  • November 15, 2011
  • • 11:30
  • • Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
  • Referee: Abdullah Balideh
  • • Attendance: 5474
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AFC 2014 World Cup Qualifying Preview: Singapore v China

AFC 2014 World Cup Qualifying Preview: Singapore v China

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With qualification out of the equation, the hosts look to salvage pride against Jose Antonio Camacho's side, who still harbour slim hopes of progress


PROBABLE LINEUPS

SINGAPORE

Singapore
Lewis L
Shaiful E, N Rahman, Bennett, Juma'at J
Ismail Y, Fahrudin M
Shi J, Shahril I, Fazrul N,
Duric
CHINA

China
Z Yang
X Sun, W Li, Zheng Z, Liu J
X Zhao, Hao J, H Yu, J Liu, Z Zheng
G Lin

Only China enter this match with the dream of qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil still intact. Singapore ended any slim chance of progress with a 2-0 defeat to group leaders Jordan in Amman on Friday. But even China's hopes of clinching the runners-up slot in Group A remain bleak, with results elsewhere needed to go in their favour. Nevertheless, the match in itself should be a heated affair, with Singapore's sizeable Chinese migrant population expected to lend vocal support to the visitors.

Singapore's squad has been depleted with a number of key players involved in the concurrent staging of the 2011 South-East Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia. Hariss Harun, Safuwan Bahrudin and Izwan Mahbud, who all started the match in September, are part of the Singapore Under-23 team competing in the SEA Games.

China, meanwhile, will have to contend with the absence of Linpeng Zhang. The defender will be suspended after being shown a straight red card against Iraq in his previous match for bringing down Younis Mahmoud, who was through on goal.

 


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Singapore's only goal in third round qualifying came against China. It was scored by Aleksandar Duric.
  • The previous meeting between the two sides was on September 2 at Tianhe Stadium. China won the match 2-1 with goals from Zheng Zi and Hai Yu.
  • To maintain mathematical hopes of progress to round four, China needs to win against Singapore and hope Jordan overcome Iraq.
  • Singapore are one of only three South-East Asian teams involved in this round.
  • Of those three nations, only Thailand retain hopes of reaching the next round, with Indonesia boasting the same record as Singapore in Group E.

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Daniel Bennett, the most capped player in the Singapore team, will earn his 103rd cap against Jordan

Players to watch

A. Đurić

Position: Attacker

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Li Weifeng

Position: Defender

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Singapore

China PR

Wins
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2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Singapore SIN
Singapore Singapore
Draw
China PR CHN
China PR China PR
34%
15%
51%

Top 3 Predictions

Singapore SIN
0 - 2
China PR CHN
Singapore SIN
2 - 1
China PR CHN
Singapore SIN
1 - 2
China PR CHN

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