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Singapore Defeats Indonesia in First Leg of Tiger Cup Football Finals


Singapore's men's national football team has defeated Indonesia, 3-1, in the first leg of the Tiger Cup finals in Jakarta.

First-half goals from England native Daniel Bennett and Khairul Amri gave Singapore the lead. Nigerian-born Agu Casmir added another goal in the second half.

Indonesia's only score came in injury time when substitute Mahyadi Panggabean deflected a free kick into the goal.

Singapore holds a two-goal lead over Indonesia headed into the second leg match in Singapore January 16.

Singapore is trying to win the tournament for the second time in six years. Indonesia has lost twice before in the Tiger Cup finals in 2000 and 2002.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.
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