The mood was buoyant, the prediction bold.
Cristiano Ronaldo was convinced his country need not have to qualify for the 2014 World Cup through the back door.
Alas, the feet couldn’t do the talking, all 11 pairs of them.
One down, one to go. England secured a place in the World Cup play-offs at Wembley yesterday morning (Singapore time) and left themselves with a simple challenge for Wednesday: Beat Poland and qualify for the World Cup automatically.
England expressed themselves in their 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Montenegro at Wembley yesterday, and no other player epitomised that more than Andros Townsend.
TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Amiridzwan Taj Tajuddin has become public enemy No. 1 for the LionsXII fans.
It’s about time the nuts and bolts of the stranglehold show signs of wear and tear.
TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
Former LionsXII coach V Sundramoorthy opted for Negeri Sembilan not because of the money.
In an interview with The New Paper, he said he likes the club’s ambitions.
PICTURE COURTESY OF SCOTT WONG
He made his name hurling metal discs through the air. But now, thrower Scott Wong is embarking on a new adventure involving metal plates on a horizontal bar.
PICTURE: ACTION IMAGES
GROUP H ENGLAND v MONTENEGRO (Tomorrow, 2.55am, SingTel mio TV Ch 111)
This is it. The next five days will define Roy Hodgson’s career.
PHOTO CORTESY OF S SUBRAMANI
As a defender, S Subramani was tough and uncompromising, even as he went about his business quietly.
Two-time world MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo believes clear guidelines need to be set by the Race Direction, to make the sport safer for riders.
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