Can Singapore avoid the wooden spoon?
Based on the official rankings, the Singapore men’s hockey team will head into their final match of the FIH World League Round 2 against Mexico tomorrow as favourites.
But, after a grim campaign, one wonders if the hosts can pick up the pieces in the play-off for 7th/8th and avoid the wooden spoon.
The Republic, world No. 37, fell 3-0 to Bangladesh at the Sengkang Stadium yesterday, their fifth defeat in a row.
Solomon Casoojee’s men were humiliated 16-1 by neighbours Malaysia on Tuesday night in a Pool A, and in all they’ve conceded a whopping 32 goals, while only scoring four times.
The Mexicans, ranked 39th in the world, could prove a tough obstacle.
Read the full report in our print edition on Jan 24.
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