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Malaysia knock Singapore out of Suzuki cup

November 29, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — Malaysia scored two stoppage time goals in a 3-1 victory over Singapore on Saturday to book a place in the semifinal of the Suzuki Cup and knock the reigning champions out of Southeast Asia’s premier football competition.

Safee Sali gave Malaysia the lead in the 63rd minute, but neighboring Singapore equalized with seven minutes to go.

Needing only a draw to progress, Singapore appeared to have done enough but Malaysia won a penalty in added time that Safiq Rahim converted, silencing the home crowd of around 40,000.

Indra Putra sealed the win, tapping into an empty net after Singapore keeper Hassan Sunny had pushed forward in search of an equalizer.

In the other match, Thailand beat Myanmar 2-0, setting up a seminal match against the Philippines. Malaysia will play Vietnam.

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