As the AFF Suzuki Cup is set to make its return, Goal Singapore takes a look at some of the key moments that allowed Singapore to be four-time winners of the tournament.
He was only 25 years old in the 2007 AFF Suzuki Cup edition. Yet the recently retired Fahrudin Mustafic was a crucial member of the team that would go on to be crowned AFF Suzuki Cup champions that year.
Singapore had a brilliant tournament that year with Noh Alam Shah and Indra Shahdan scoring goals for fun to take them all the way to the finals, where they faced mighty Thailand.
It was a tight game played over two legs which Singapore would emerge victorious. In the first leg Singapore secured a controversial penalty at the expense of the Thais.
Mustafic stepped up in what was a crucial moment for his team amidst the partisan crowd at the old National Stadium at Kallang. Thousands of Singaporean fans eagerly waited with bated breath to see the outcome. The pressure was immense yet Mustafic made no mistake as his penalty was perfectly placed.
That moment allowed Singapore to take a 2-1 lead to Thailand where the Lions secured a 1-1 draw to be crowned 2007 AFF Suzuki Cup champions.