Singapore were stunned 2-1 on Thursday night as they suffered their first loss to Cambodia in 44 years.
The Lions were upset by opponents ranked 22 places in the world below them in a friendly at Phnom Penh’s National Olympic Stadium, where they beat the same opposition 4-0 last June in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Angkor Warriors’ last triumph over Singapore was 3-0 result in 1972 at the Jakarta Anniversary Tournament, 16 matches ago.
The match was the last of a training tour to help prepare them for November’s AFF Suzuki Cup. V. Sundramoorthy and his charges arrived in Cambodia from Japan, where they lost 3-2 to the Niigata University of Health and Welfare, beat Japan Soccer College 2-0 and lost 3-0 to J-League side Albirex Niigata.
Despite it being only a friendly, the game received warm support in Cambodia, with Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen providing a “live” stream on his official Facebook page.
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