The Singapore NFA U18 boys lost to Asian powerhouse, Australia, by a solitary goal, in their second match of the AFC U-19 Championships 2012.
Head coach, Akbar Abdul Nawas was pleased with the team's performance despite the loss. He said, "The boys knew that they were facing a dautning task. I am disappointed with the result, but at the same time, the boys played well and I am satisfied with that."
Speaking of the solitary goal conceded to Australia, he continued, "We conceded a soft goal due to a lapse of concentration in the 50th minute."