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Match at 3-3 after 90 minutes of play. Emcee wishes everyone goodnight. But there’s a problem. 

Jan 15, 2020 ,

Tampines Rovers were booted out of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League preliminary round qualifier at the Jalan Besar Stadium on 15 January after going down 5-3 at the end of extra time. 

However it was not the result which was the talking point of the match. 

With the match tied at 3-3, the referee blew for the end of regulation time with the tie to be settled through extra-time. 

However, instead of having fans stay glued to their seats, the announcer then thanked fans and wished them a good night. 

Journalist Deepanraj Ganesan tweeted about the incident and said this was Singapore football in a nutshell. 

@TheAFCCL qualifier between Bali and Tampines ends 3-3 at full-time and announcer says “thank you for coming and goodnight” to the crowd,” he said in a tweet from the match.


Blogger Ko Po Hui who managed the Bolasepako blog also put out a tweet.

As they saying goes. There’s never a dull day in Singapore football.

Photo: Tampines Rovers

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