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Thailand vs Singapore: Livestream, TV channel, preview, AFF Suzuki Cup table and results

9:43 AM IST 18/12/21
Hariss Harun, Singapore, AFF Suzuki Cup 2020
It's the showdown between the two best sides in Group A to determine the group winner!

As the fixture calendar would have it, this final day encounter will determine who will finish top in Group A and the likely possibility of avoiding Vietnam in the semifinals, seeing as the tournament favourites looks likely to top Group B.

Both sides have an impressive 100% win record in their three previous group matches, having successfully navigated the potential banana skin that is Philippines with rather consummate ease and will be mindful to keep that momentum going.

Despite both sides being on nine points each, Thailand have the slight advantage of a better goal difference compared to the hosts but with Alexandre Polking looking to save some of his players from suspension, could open the door for Singapore to leapfrog them in the standings.

Ikhsan Fandi continues to search for his third goal in the campaign following a drought in the last two matches while the competition's all-time top goalscorer in Teerasil Dangda will be looking to add to his already impressive 4-goal haul in this edition.

Match Details

Time

Date

Stadium

20:30

18 December 2021

National Stadium

TV Channel and Live Streaming

Channel/Stadium

Mediacorp (TV and stream)

SQUAD NEWS

Singapore will be without the services of Gabriel Quak following the vital win over Philippines with the Lions City Sailor player needing an operation and will be out of the rest of the tournament. Tatsuma Yoshida do have plenty of options available as replacement but could opt for several changes ahead of the crucial final Group A encounter against Thailand.

As for Fabio Maciel, this will be the last match for them in the tournament and with such a young team at his helm will undoubtedly be looking to afford several players who have not had the chance to feature just yet to get a taste of the competition.

What the coaches said

Alexandre Polking

“We said that our minimum requirement was to reach the semifinals and thankfully we managed to do that. Vietnam might be the pre-tournament favourites but now that we are here, we want to go all the way.

“Games like this one is still important because we have players with cards and some players who have knocks but we want to finish top so we will treat this very seriously.”

Tatsuma Yoshida

“We are only thinking about one match at a time, so we are only thinking about Thailand not the semifinals. Therefore we would not be overly cautious about players who are on yellow cards.

“It is important that we remain focus because while there are only a few more steps to the final, we are still only a challenger at the moment.”

Past meetings

Date

Result

Competition

25 Nov 2018

Thailand 3-0 Singapore

AFF Championship

22 Nov 2016

Thailand 1-0 Singapore

AFF Championship

26 Mar 2015

Thailand 2-0 Singapore

Friendly

23 Nov 2014

Singapore 1-2 Thailand

AFF Championship

22 Dec 2012

Thailand 1-0 Singapore

AFF Championship

Group A standings

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Thailand

3

3

0

0

8

1

+7

9

2

Singapore

3

3

0

0

7

1

+6

9

3

Philippines

3

1

0

2

9

4

+5

3

4

Myanmar

3

1

0

2

2

7

-5

3

5

Timor Leste

4

0

0

4

0

13

-13

0

Group A results

Date

Results

5 Dec 2021

Thailand 2-0 Timor Leste

5 Dec 2021

Singapore 3-0 Myanmar

8 Dec 2021

Myanmar 2-0 Timor Leste

8 Dec 2021

Philippines 1-2 Singapore

11 Dec 2021

Timor Leste 0-7 Philippines

11 Dec 2021

Thailand 4-0 Myanmar

14 Dec 2021

Philippines 1-2 Thailand

14 Dec 2021

Singapore 2-0 Timor Leste