Neighbourly Rivalry Revisited. Again.

This time, there’s no more signing of agreements. It’s crunch time. Singapore take on Malaysia in the first leg of the World Cup 2014 Asian Qualifying Tournament 2nd round, at Jalan Besar Stadium. Sure, it only has a capacity of 6,000. But all the tickets are sold out and live telecast on Channel 5 means everyone – AND THE ROCK MEANS EVERYONE! –  can tune in. And those of you who can, please do: this match might bring back the much-desired Malaysia Cup feeling, but make no mistake. This one is all about the future.

Despite some questionable actions by the FAS, there can be no question about the buzz generated for the match. With the likes of Kunalan Subramaniam, Safee Sali and Muslim Ahmad in the Tigers squad, the reigning champions of ASEAN football will want a decent result for the second leg back at Bukit Jalil on July 28th.

But Singapore, three-time champions of the region in their own right, will not lie down and let the Tigers roll over them. It’s going to be a catfight of epic proportions!


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