Marcello Lippi was unable to inspire China to a win in his first game in charge as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Qatar in a AFC World Cup qualifier in Kunming on Tuesday evening.
The hosts are bottom of Group A in the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup with just one point from the first four games, and the result almost certainly ends the slim hopes they had of finishing in the top two in the six-team group and progressing automatically to Russia.
China had plenty of chances but...
Singapore were undone by two quickfire strikes in the second half, as they went down 2-0 to Syria in a 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup friendly at Seremban, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
The result means that the Lions are now winless in their last six games at senior international level.
V. Sundramoorthy's side did not look like they were going to have a successful night, with the Syrians camping out in their half for most of the opening period.
But despite the majority of of possession, Syria took 26 minutes to...
It has been a difficult two years since breaking his leg at the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup, but Shahdan Sulaiman says he is ready to be part of the Singapore squad for the upcoming edition.
Shahdan, 28, was injured in the Lions' 4-2 victory over Myanmar in their second Group B game at the National Stadium in November 2014.
Defending champions from their 2012 success under Radojko Avramovic, Singapore subsequently bowed out of the tournament at the group stage after losing to Malaysia.
The midfield maestro...
Mile Jedinak's penalty rescued Australia from a home 2018 AFC World Cup qualifying defeat, salvaging a 1-1 draw in Melbourne against Japan and keeping the Socceroos on course for Russia 2018.
The Japanese looked set for a smash-and-grab success after Genki Haraguchi's fifth-minute opener until Australia's captain restored parity early in the second half.
A first half played at a snail's pace gave way to a helter-skelter second 45 minutes, allowing the Socceroos back into the Group B contest.