Afghanistan defeats Singapore 2-1 in FIFA World Cup qualifier

afghan-footballThe Afghanistan national football team defeated Singapore 2-1 in their second appearance in a qualifier match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Organized in Takhti stadium in the capital city of Tehran, the Afghan footballers ended the game in their favor after they were thrashed by Japan.

The Afghan team managed to score their first goal during the 39th minute of the first half of the game which was hit by Khyber Amani.

The second goal was hit by Yousuf Sherdil during the 78th minute of the game and concluded the qualifier match in Afghanistan’s favor despite the Singapore players secured a goal during the last minutes of the game.

This comes as the Afghan team had earlier faced a defeat in a match against Sinapore earlier.

Today’s match against Singapore was vital for the Afghan football following a heavy loss against Japan Thursday which ended 5-0 in the favor of Japan.

Thousands of the Afghans based in Iran visited the stadium to cheer for the Afghan team as they were competing in an important World Cup qualifier match. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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