Tue, Jan 18, 2005 - Page 19 News List

Singapore defeats Indonesia in final to grab Tiger Cup


Indra Sahdan Daud and Agu Casmir both scored Sunday to give Singapore a 2-1 win over Indonesia and the Tiger Cup championship.

Playing before 55,000 fans at a sold-out National Stadium, Singapore got on the board early and never looked back. Singapore had defeated Indonesia 3-1 in the first leg of the final on Jan. 8 in Jakarta, giving the team a two-goal lead going into Sunday's match.

The victory marks the second time tiny Singapore has won the tournament, grouping ten teams from the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Indra put Singapore ahead in the sixth minute, collecting a long ball from goalkeeper Lionel Lewis and striking a blazing low drive from 20m past Indonesian goalkeeper Hendro Kartiko.

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