Sunday, July 21, 2024

Bummer Start for India U23 in Malaysia

Ouch! India’s U23 footballers didn’t get the result they wanted in their first friendly against Malaysia. The match went down on Friday, March 22nd at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium.

Malaysia on the Front Foot

Malaysia came out strong and grabbed the lead early on with a goal by Saravanan Thirumurgan in the 33rd minute. Things got even tougher for India after halftime when Malaysia scored again just a few minutes in (goal by Muhamad Alif Zikri Bin Zaini Anuar).

India Fights Back, But Not Quite Enough

The Indian team, coached by Naushad Moosa, didn’t give up without a fight. Chingamgbam Shivaldo Singh managed to pull one back for India in the 78th minute, but it wasn’t enough to steal a draw.

Second Chance on Monday!

No worries though, there’s another chance for India to take on Malaysia in a second friendly match on Monday, March 25th at the same stadium! Hopefully, the boys in blue can bounce back and get a win this time around!

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