9/8/2018 12:00:15 AM (GMT+3)

Maldives, Sri Lanka share points in goalless draw

Maldives, Sri Lanka share points in goalless draw

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Maldives and Sri Lanka played out a goalless draw at the SAFF Cup Group B match on Friday.

The Maldives took control early on, but failed to turn possession and chances into goals.

Hamzath Mohamed and Ali Fasir were troublesome for the Sri Lankan full-backs with their speedy runs on the flanks. Along with striker Hassan Naiz, the three managed to create several chances and attempted eight shots between them through the course of the match.

“We had a lot of chances, in the beginning, we attacked right away. The Sri Lankan goalkeeper was very good and made a lot of saves,” said Maldives coach Petar Segrt.

The Maldives will face India on Sunday and they can take a point in the game, they will go through to the knock-out stage.

“I’m very happy that my team played very well. For a very long time, we’ve been losing to the Maldives but it was a great match,” said Sri Lanka coach Nizam Packeer Ali. (Source: AFP)