06 Sep '11, 3pm

Iraq beat Singapore 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Iraq beat Singapore 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Two second-half goals gave Iraq a 2-0 win over Singapore in their World Cup third-round qualifier at the Jalan Besar Stadium tonight. -- PHOTO: REUTERS By Lee Yulin, Assistant Sports Editor Two second-half goals gave Iraq a 2-0 win over Singapore in their World Cup third-round qualifier at the Jalan Besar Stadium tonight. The Iraqis controlled play throughout the game, missing several close-range chances in the first half. They kept up the pressure at the start of the second half and broke through in the 50th minute when striker Ala'a Abdul-Zahra struck. Captain Younis Mahmoud sealed the visitors' win with a second goal in the 86th minute. Iraq, coached by Brazil legend Zico, have three points after two games. They suffered a 0-2 home loss to Jordan last Friday. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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