Singapore’s young national under-18 side have all but crashed out of the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) U19 tournament.
In comments carried on the AFC official website, Singapore national U-18 coach Christophe Chaintreuil said that many of his boys saw snow for the very first time after the team went down 7-0 to Japan in a Group I tie in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.
He said: “It was a very tough match for my boys. Most of them saw snow for the first time.
“From the first whistle, we conceded too many corners and free-kicks. Even though Japan and we played in a very difficult situation, their quality and performance were better than us.”
The win was Japan’s second consecutive 7-0 victory after beating hosts Mongolia by the same margin.
Singapore lost its opening match 3-1 against Thailand.
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