Asian Games football: Singapore rescue point against Oman, keep hope of progress alive


Singapore registered their first point at the Asian Games men’s football tournament when they drew Oman 3-3 on Wednesday in their second Group C match.

With Palestine beating Tajikistan 2-1 earlier, Aide Iskandar’s team needed to avoid defeat at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium to stay in the competition.

Sloppy defending saw the team go 0-1 and then 1-3 down to goals from Hatem Hamhami, Rashadi Shakili, and Saud Farsi, with Sahil Suhaimi and Faris Ramli scoring for Singapore to end the first half on a 2-3 deficit.

But Aide Iskandar’s men rallied after half-time, and equalised through a Safuwan Baharudin header five minutes from time.


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