Football: S'pore U-19s prepare for their toughest task

Football: S'pore U-19s prepare for their toughest task
Coach Dejan Gluscevic.

SINGAPORE - The "most difficult" match of the AFF Under-19 championship await the Singapore Under-18s on Friday, according to coach Dejan Gluscevic.

After the Cubs' 3-1 win over their Philippine counterparts on Wednesday, Gluscevic looked forward to their top-of-the-table clash with Group B leaders Laos.

A win would almost certainly seal a place in the tournament's final four, a feat yet to be achieved by a Singapore side since the competition began in 2002.

"It will be, I think, the most difficult match for us in this tournament," said the Serb.

"All the teams in this tournament are very physical, very competitive.

"But I'm happy that we've shown we are able to dominate possession and create many chances in our first two games. "We have to be satisfied."

Singapore opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw with Timor Leste on Monday, needing a 26th-minute Hazim Faiz Hassan penalty to salvage a point.

On Wednesday, they opened the scoring through Brazilian-based midfielder Mahathir Azeman after 28 minutes.

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