Iran : Hassan Habibi (Iran)
Sri Lanka:P. D. Sirisena (Sri Lanka)
Iran set record of sorts In banging the daylights out of Sri Lanka last night, reports JEFFREY LOW.
It was the biggest win ever at the National Stadium by local or
International records and the first double figure victory in the pre-Olympics as well as other competitions, breaking Singapore's 9-1 Sultan's Gold Cup win over Negri Sembilian six years ago and now null 12-8 affair between First Division Tampines Rovers and Toa Payoh in 1978.
For the first time two players scored 3 goals each in a match at Kallang.
They were recorded by Behtash Fariba (10), who slotted in the 11th, 61st and 71st minutes and Hossein Faraki (9) who scored in 43rd,65th & 73rd minutes.
It was also the first time two trebles were registered In one match
since the National Stadium was opened In 1973.
More? Reserve midfielder Gholamreza NaIchegar In his first full match, managed to score his first goal in the tournament with the
last goal of the night(89th mInute) and right-back Habib Khabiri, for all his enterprise, also found his first goal In the 78th.
So 11 goals last night, one for each Iranian player certainly reflected Iranâ€™s superiority, over the other competing teams as they went through a perfect warm-up match for Wednesdayâ€™s final against Singapore.
After leading 2-0, second-choice goalkeeper Nader Faryadeshiran
came on for Nasser Hejazi. But his first appearance in the competition was more of an observerâ€™s.
In all, we have run out things to say about Sri Lanka, who
finished the competition with 32 goals against and none for, conceding an average of 6.4 goals a match. Poor fellows.