Syria thrash Cambodia 5-1 in Nehru Cup
Favourites Syria crushed Cambodia 5-1 on Saturday to end the round-robin league with an all-win record in the five-nation Nehru Cup football tournament.sports Updated: Aug 25, 2007 22:39 IST
Favourites Syria crushed Cambodia 5-1 on Saturday to end the round-robin league with an all-win record in the five-nation Nehru Cup football tournament.
The Syrians, already assured of a place in Wednesday's final, toyed with the hapless Cambodians, who lost three of their four games and drew one.
Syria led 2-0 at half-time through goals by Mohammed Alzeno and Zyad Chaabo, before Maher Al-Sayed scored twice in the second-half and Aatef Jenyat also chipped in with one goal.
Teab Vathanak pulled in a consolation goal for Cambodia in the 66th minute.
Syria await either Kyrgyzstan or hosts India in the final.
Kyrgyzstan must defeat India in their last round-robin match on Sunday to qualify.
India, who are level with Kyrgyzstan on six points from three matches, enjoy a better goal difference and will need only a draw to move into the final.
Bangladesh were the fifth team in the tournament.
First Published: Aug 25, 2007 22:32 IST