Singapore progressed in Asian World Cup qualifying on Thursday after a 1-1 draw with Malaysia, advancing 6-4 on aggregate.
Seeking to overturn a 5-3 deficit from the first leg, Malaysia went ahead 1-0 on a goal by Mohd Safee Mohd Sali in the 58th minute.
Shi Jiayi equalised for Singapore in the 73rd minute and the visitors held firm to secure the draw.
Singapore advanced to the group-stage third round alongside regional heavyweights such as Japan and Australia.
In Jakarta, Indonesia hung on for a 4-3 win over Turkmenistan on Thursday to move into the next stage of Asia's World Cup qualifiers with a 5-4 overall scoreline.
With the first leg ending 1-1, Indonesia delivered on its home advantage to lead 4-1 before two late Turkmenistan goals made for a nervous finish.
Striker Cristian Gonzales scored twice in the first half and a Nasuha goal made it 3-0 to Indonesia at halftime.
Turkmenistan got on the scoreboard thanks to an own goal before Muhammad Ridwan restored Indonesia's three-goal buffer in the 76th minute.
Turkmenistan then went down to 10 men but still scored late goals through Berdy Shamuradov and Gakhrymanberdi Chonkaev.
However they could not find the further goal needed to win on the away goals rule. - AP
Story Arrangement By: Harry George
Sources: Daily Express, AP
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