All you need to know ahead of Sri Lanka v Malaysia

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Find out who's in form and who's not as well as other records before Malaysia take on Sri Lanka in Friday's international friendly.

Tan Cheng Hoe will lead Malaysia into his 7th match in charge as head coach of the national senior football team. With three wins under his belt already, Tan will be aiming for his fourth win in the hot seat which will set the team up nicely for the second international friendly match at home against Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday.

Here are all the things you need to know ahead of Friday's match.

Where and when will the match be played

Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Match to kick off at 2115 (Malaysian time)

Form of both teams coming into the match

Sri Lanka 

Date Home Score Away
7 Sep 2018 Maldives 0-0 Sri Lanka
5 Sep 2018 India 2-0 Sri Lanka
29 Aug 2018 Bangladesh 0-1 Sri Lanka
9 Nov 2016 Sri Lanka 1-1 Macau
6 Nov 2016 Mongolia 2-0 Sri Lanka

Malaysia

Date Home Score Away
10 Sep 2018 Cambodia 1-3 Malaysia
7 Sep 2018 Chinese Taipei 2-0 Malaysia
5 Jul 2018 Malaysia 1-0 Fiji
1 Apr 2018 Malaysia 7-0 Bhutan
27 Mar 2018 Lebanon 2-1 Malaysia

FIFA Rankings

Sri Lanka: 199
Malaysia: 171

Previous Meetings

Date Home Score Away
28 Apr 2012 Malaysia 6-0 Sri Lanka
26 Mar 2007 Sri Lanka 2-1 Malaysia
24 Mar 2007 Sri Lanka 1-4 Malaysia
2 May 1979 Malaysia  3-1 Sri Lanka
12 Jul 1972 Malaysia 4-1 Sri Lanka

What happened the last time they met

The 2012 match was played at Shah Alam Stadium as part of K. Rajagopal's preparation for the team before the AFF Suzuki Cup that year with Hazwan Bakri grabbing the headlines by scoring his first international hattrick which also turned out to be his only one thus far. It was a historic debut for Hazwan at senior level but his joy was also shared by Wan Zack Haikal who managed to grab a brace of his own in the same match. Azamuddin Akil was the other scorer in the 6-0 win.

 

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