Soccer-Oman overcome Singapore to go top of Asian qualifying (Reuters)

Qui Li (16) of Singapore reacts after missing a free kick against Omam during their Asian Football Confederation soccer qualifier match in Singapore August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Oman swatted aside a tentative Singapore 2-0 on Wednesday to make it two wins from two as they went top of Group A in Asian Cup qualifying. Singapore, under the guidance of new coach Bernd Stange, dominated possession in the first half but offered little in attack with Paul Le Guen’s side proving clinical with their few chances. Qasim Said eased past a static home defence to fire Oman into a 15th-minute lead with his fellow midfielder Eid Al-Farsi blasting a low drilled shot from 22 metres to double the advantage on the stroke of halftime. …

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