Singapore National Stadium, 29 November 2014 — In this “derby” match, the Malaysian team edged Singapore out. Singapore needed at least a draw but the Malaysians proved hungrier and went for a win to qualify for the quarter finals. The results 1 – 3 placed Malaysia in second in Group B, behind Thailand.
Just before the match
Physiotherapist attending to downed defender Shaiful
The referee from Oman, Al Kaf Ahmed
Malaysian midfielder Gary Robbat being challenged
Gardening during the half-time break
Singapore forward Shahfiq trying to advance
Singapore midfielder Faris R.
Shahfiq again, sprinting forward with the ball
Can’t remember what happened here, but Malaysian defender Shukor was very excited
Gary Robbat tripped over Singapore defender Shakir
Substitution — Singapoer midfielder Gabriel Quak called in to add more firepower
No goal — Malaysian goalkeeer Khairul Fahmi on top form — denied Faris’ advancement
Shahfiq got the header
Malaysian midfielder Hafiz challenging counterpart Shahril from Singapore…
…but Shahril got away
Malaysian keeper Khairul Fahmi again denied an equalizer attempt from Singapore forward, Amri
Malaysian forward, Norshahrul. Singapore defender Safuwan pleaded not guilty
Malaysian defender, Muslim proved to be a higher jumper
Singapore fan celebrating after the team scored an equalizer
Khairul Fahmi denied yet another shot on target
Midfielder Safiq Rahim converted a penalty. as goalkeeper Hassan Sunny dived the other direction
Desperate for the second equalizer, Singapore goalkeeper Hassan Sunny attempted a header from the freekick ball near the opponents’ box but it was punched away by Khairul Fahmi before Hassan even came close. The rebound unfortunately gave the Malaysians the third goal
The end, 1-3 but all is well
I took all these with SAL70300G lens, and stretching the ISO up to 4000-5600. Some noise reduction was done in post and I think they’re still usable at Web resolution 🙂
We have been indulging ourselves on alternate Sundays to the “trendy” cafes for late morning brunches.
Besides enjoying the cappuccinos and poached eggs, I also enjoy people-watching.
People watching during one of the Sunday brunches
It’s a love-hate relationship with LEGO. It lands me into difficult situations when my child insists in building impossibly long bridges and I have to explain to him how gravity works each time.
That is besides the fact that it is incredibly painful stepping onto one. 🙂