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Where are they now? Singapore’s AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 Champions

Singapore AFF Suzuki Cup 2012
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Shahril Ishak

A natural creative force, Shahril struck four times in seven games to play his part in helping Singapore to victory as their captain.

The attacker remains a constant in the Singapore dressing room and became the Republic’s most capped footballer last June. He has since amassed over 130 caps and his experience is still valued by successive national team coaches, though his playing time has gradually declined.

Shahril was also the LionsXII’s top scorer in their 2013 Malaysia Super League-winning campaign before leaving to join Johor Darul Ta’zim II the following year. The 32-year-old is still plying his trade for the Malaysia Premier League side, whom he captains.

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Aleksandar Duric

His goal against Malaysia in the opening game made him the oldest ever scorer in the history of the tournament and Duric went on to show that age is nothing but a number.

The striker laid on Khairul Amri’s second goal for Singapore in the first leg with a neat cut-back and eventually lifted his first international title, having taken part in the unsuccessful 2008 and 2010 campaigns.

He is one of only two players from this team to have stopped playing, announcing his international retirement after the triumph with 24 goals from 53 appearances – after making his debut at 37 years old.

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At club level, the Bosnia-born forward did play on until the end of the 2014 S.League season with Tampines Rovers, ending with eight league titles and three Singapore Cups.

The 45-year-old Duric is now the head of ActiveSG’s Football Academy, which was launched earlier this year.