MALAYSIA 3 NEW ZEALAND 0
MALAYSIA beat New Zealand 3-0 in their second friendly yesterday, to
signal that they are primed for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games
However, just like the first friendly which ended 2-2, the Malaysian
players were guilty of missing numerous sitters which came their way,
and this is someting which they can't afford in India.
Shahrun Nabil slammed in a top-of-the-net stinger in the 33rd minute,
while Amin Rahim scored a penalty corner goal in the 41st minute. The
third goal was scored by Izwan Firdaus in the 62nd minute.
The last time both the teams played was in the World Cup Qualifier final
in Invercargill, where New Zealand won 2-1 and grabbed the ticket to the
New Delhi World Cup.
In the Commonwealth Games, Malaysia are in Group A with world No 1
Australia, India, Pakistan and Scotland. In Group B are England, New
Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago.