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Singapore drew 1-1 to Myanmar in a closed-door friendly

Singapore held Myanmar to a 1-1 draw in a closed-door friendly at Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday.

Playing in an empty stadium, Singapore conceded a goal by Aung Thu in the 69th minute.

It looked like the Lions were suffering a disappointing defeat, however, they managed to conjure up a late goal by substitute Nazrul Nazari’s volley in stoppage time.

In the post-match press conference, Singapore head coach V. Sundramoorthy expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance.

“Overall, we were the better team,” Sundram noted. “We had the better chances and more possession. But they (Myanmar) hit us on the break because our corner was not delivered.

“Most importantly, we hit the target a few times and the boys are in good spirits,” said Sundram, as quoted by The Straits Times.

Singapore will host Argentina in a high-profile friendly at the National Stadium on June 13, three days after the AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Chinese Taipei.