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Afghanistan go down to Malaysia in soccer encounter

Afghanistan go down to Malaysia in soccer encounter

Mar 24, 2019 - 09:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon has gone down to Malaysia in the Airmarine Cup match for third spot at the National Stadium in Kuala Lampur, says a media report.

Saturday’s encounter, played in Bukit Jalil, was won 2-1 by lower-ranked Malaysia, which was edged 1-0 by Singapore on Wednesday, according to the Star Online.

Ranked 147th in the worldinfo-icon, Afghanistan drew first blood in the 31st minute through midfielder Faysal Shayesteh In the first half. He curled in a left-foot shot to beat the rival goalkeeper.

Malaysia’s equalizer came 12 minutes later, thanks to Faiz Nasir, who thumped in a shot from outside the box.

In the second half, Matthew Davies netted a second goal for Malaysia through a cross from the right in the 83rd minute. The hosts finished third in the inaugural Airmarine Cup.

Paninfo-icon Monitor/mud

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