The Indian national team has managed to score a late equaliser in their friendly match against Malaysia to record a 1-1 draw against the visitors.
Mohd Safiq Rahim gave the Malaysians the lead in the 42nd minute at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai, Guwahati.
Syed Rahim Nabi scored the late equaliser for Team India in the 85th minute.
Savio Medeira and his team will face Malaysia in a second friendly match on Wednesday at the Saltlake Stadium, Kolkata.
International Friendly Match
at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai, Guwahati
INDIA 1-1 MALAYSIA
0-1 Mohd Safiq Rahim (42′)
1-1 Syed Rahim Nabi (85′)
1-Karanjit Singh; 28-Jaspal Singh Parmar, 14-Mahesh Gawli [C], 19-Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh, 9-Syed Rahim Nabi; 23-Steven Benedic Dias (56′ Anthony Pereira), 8-Climax Lawrence (68′ Mehrajuddin Wadoo), 25-Jewel Raja Sheikh, 15-Clifford Miranda (63′ Lalrindika Ralte), 11-Sunil Chhetri (83′ Sushil Kumar Singh), 29-Joaquim Abranches (62′ Jeje Lalpekhlua)
Mohd Farizal Marlias; Mohd Norhafiz Zamani Misbah [C] (76′ Mohd Faizal), Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak, Mohd Safiq Rahim (76′ Umar Bunyamin), Abdul Hadi Yahaya (68′ Safee Sali), Mohd Azmi Muslim, Amar Rohidan (81′ Muhammed Faizal), Mohd Khyril Muhymeen (76′ Abu Bakar), S Kunanlan, Mazlizam Mohamad, Shahurain Abu Samah
Savio Medeira, India Coach
“The boys played very well and all their hard work paid off, though there is lot of scope for improvement like keeping the ball possession and not to make unnecessary fouls.”
“We will definitely try to play better in our next game in Kolkata and hopefully will get a better result.”
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