Singapore vs. Malaysia in AFF Suzuki Cup 2014

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

Just before the match

 

Physio attending to downed defender Shaiful

Physiotherapist attending to downed defender Shaiful

 

The referee

The referee from Oman, Al Kaf Ahmed

 

Malaysian midfielder Gary Robbat being challenged.

Malaysian midfielder Gary Robbat being challenged

 

Gardening during the half-time break

Gardening during the half-time break

 

Singapore forward Shahfiq trying to advance.

Singapore forward Shahfiq trying to advance

 

Singapore midfielder Faris R.

Singapore midfielder Faris R.

 

Shahfiq again, sprinting forward with the ball.

Shahfiq again, sprinting forward with the ball

 

Can't remember what happened here, but Malaysian defender Shukor  seemed to be very excited.

Can’t remember what happened here, but Malaysian defender Shukor was very excited

 

Gary Robbat tripped over Singapore defender Shakir.

Gary Robbat tripped over Singapore defender Shakir

 

Substitution -- Singapoer midfielder Gabriel Quak called in to add more firepower.

Substitution — Singapoer midfielder Gabriel Quak called in to add more firepower

 

No goal -- Malaysian goalkeeer Khairul Fahmi on top form -- denied Faris' advancement.

No goal — Malaysian goalkeeer Khairul Fahmi on top form — denied Faris’ advancement

 

Shahfiq got the header.

Shahfiq got the header

 

Malaysian midfielder Hafiz challenging counterpart Shahril from Singapore.

Malaysian midfielder Hafiz challenging counterpart Shahril from Singapore…

 

Shahril got away

…but Shahril got away

 

Malaysian keeper Khairul Fahmi again denied an equalizer attempt from Singapore forward, Amri.

Malaysian keeper Khairul Fahmi again denied an equalizer attempt from Singapore forward, Amri

 

Malaysian forward, Norshahrul. Singapore defender Safuwan pleaded not guilty

Malaysian forward, Norshahrul. Singapore defender Safuwan pleaded not guilty

 

Malaysian defender, Muslim proved to be a higher jumper.

Malaysian defender, Muslim proved to be a higher jumper

 

Singapore fan celebrating after the team scored an equalizer.

Singapore fan celebrating after the team scored an equalizer

 

Khairul Fahmi denied yet another shot on target.

Khairul Fahmi denied yet another shot on target

 

Midfielder Safiq Rahim converted a penalty. as goalkeeper Hassan Sunny dived the other direction.

Midfielder Safiq Rahim converted a penalty. as goalkeeper Hassan Sunny dived the other direction

 

Desperate for another equalizer, Singapore goalkeeper Hassan Sunny headed the freekick ball near the opponents' box. The rebound unfortunately gave the Malaysians the third goal.

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

 

All's well.

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 🙂