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 By Jason Dasey

Singapore can learn from Iceland to create their own island miracle

Relive some of the best calls from Icelandic commentator Gudmundur Benediktsson during Iceland's run to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals.
The After Dark panel discuss England's failure to impress at yet another major tournament, and Iceland's historic run.

Iceland created one of the biggest shocks in major tournament history by knocking out England from Euro 2016 with their Round of 16 victory in Saint-Denis on Monday night.

So what can fellow islanders Singapore, with a similar sized pool of players, learn from the Nordic nation?

Here are five good examples to follow:

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Iceland focused on their own game plan instead of worrying about England's tactics.

1. Play to your strengths

After falling behind to Wayne Rooney's early penalty, Iceland rocked England with two goals in 12 minutes to establish a lead that they never lost.

They even...

 By Jason Dasey

Malaysia plan Suzuki Cup warmups against Singapore and Indonesia

Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee and Brad Maloney
Ong Kim Swee and assistant Brad Maloney are planning a busy Malaysia schedule for the rest of 2016.

Malaysia are planning a series of international friendlies against Asian rivals in the lead up to November's AFF Suzuki Cup, including high profile games against neighbours Singapore and Indonesia.

Ahead of the squad's return from their Oceania tour this week, coach Ong Kim Swee, and his assistants Brad Maloney and Kris Yong, are preparing a busy schedule for the second half of the year.

The Malaysians have penciled in a friendly againt Indonesia in Jakarta in the first week on September and another...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

S.League considers going private like English Premier League, MSL

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts recap Tampines Rovers' big win over Young Lions, highlighted by Jordan Webb's hat trick.

The S.League could soon follow the lead of the Malaysia Super League and become privatised.

An ongoing study from Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is investigating the possibility of turning the S.League into a private entity.

"Some members of our staff are preparing a paper on the privatisation of the S.League, and I've asked them to think through what exactly it is we want to achieve with the league," FAS president, Zainudin Nordin, told The New Paper.

"If it is aimed at developing football...

Singapore's Sundram calls for more creativity after defeat to Vietnam

New head coach V. Sundramoorthy admits that Singapore's attack needs to make improvements after firing blanks in the final of the AYA Bank Cup against Vietnam in Yangon on Monday night.

The Lions held the higher ranked Vietnamese to 0-0 after 90 minutes but then conceded three times in extra time to lose 3-0.

It meant that Sundram was denied a dream start to his 12-month contract in charge.

"We need to create more. We could have done more, especially the flankers, who did better in our 1-0 win over...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Italy control Finland as Iceland win and Poland draw in friendlies

Italy were fully in control as they beat Finland 2-0 in Verona on Monday in their final warm-up for Euro 2016.

Antonio Candreva won and converted a penalty in the first half, coolly side-footing into the bottom right corner after being tripped by Perparim Hetemaj, who plays club football at the same stadium.

Candreva also set up Italy's second goal, with a cross which substitute Daniele De Rossi headed into the bottom right corner in the 71st minute.

De Rossi had been on the pitch for only seven...