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Honeymoon Period is Over for Coach Yoshida

To sum up what went wrong in Saudi Arabia for the Singapore National Team is pretty straight forward when the writings were already on the wall prior to the resumption of the campaign. Before the halt of the FIFA World Cup/AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers almost two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everything was rosy for the perennial underachieving Lions. Coach Tatsuma Yoshida's (filed) honeymoon period is over  Under Japanese coach Tatsuma Yoshida, the four-time Asean champions found a new lease of life by chalked up two wins, one draw and two defeats in Group D of the joint qualifiers - a performance that was lauded by many in a group that included regional heavyweights like Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances saw the Lions and rest of the region endured a lengthy international break since the postponement of the qualifying matches in last August was announced by both FIFA and AFC, that positive momentum enjoyed by the Singaporeans had to