Reuters claimed they played in Doha because of the "volatile security situation". Let me remind the viewers at home that Palestine played in Qatar because the West Bank and Gaza are occupied.
Singapore are the current South East Asian champions, winning the Tiger Cup in 2005 and 2007.
And how did this gum-free nation get to be so good at football? Two words: Radojko Avramovic. (Surprised?) In Singapore they call this Southern Slav "The Miracle Worker".
Avramovic is the understated man in the suit, tactically positioned just behind the Singapore President SR Nathan, as the Singapore team celebrated their second consecutive South East Asian Cup triumph in 2007.
Radojko Avramovic's current contract runs out in December this year. Hint Hint, Hindus.