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
|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|
|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|
Sri Lanka: 199
|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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