Water-polo: Singapore whitewash China to go second

Water-polo: Singapore whitewash China to go second
The Singapore team (in blue caps) defending well in posting an 8-4 win over Kuwait, their second straight victory in the tournament.

SINGAPORE - Hosts Singapore produced the first shutout of the Asian Water Polo Cup when they whitewashed China 8-0 at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex on Thursday.

With earlier wins over Kuwait (8-4) and the Philippines (22-2), the Singapore men's team are unbeaten and are second in the six-country group, behind leaders Iran on goal difference.

Vice-captain Paul Tan said: "Our match performance was very efficient because we converted most of our chances and defended well.

"The clean sheet is both an achievement and encouragement for our upcoming game against Iran... who have always been in the top two in Asia."

In the women's competition, Singapore beat Thailand 6-2 and are lying second behind China - whom they had earlier lost 21-1 to - in their five-country group.

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