The Sultan of Johor Cup may only be two days old, but it is already looking likely that the invitational under-21 event is going to be dominated by three teams – Pakistan, Malaysia and India.
The trio have each won both of their opening matches at the competition in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, leaving the junior national teams of Argentina, England and Korea without a point to their respective names.
Pakistan are the current table-toppers with six points thanks to wins over Korea (0-3) and England (2-6), with Muhammad Dilber netting two goals in each match to establish himself as the tournament top scorer.
Host nation Malaysia have also been in impressive form, surging to victories over Argentina (4-2) and Korea (5-1), while India proved themselves to be too good for England (1-2) and Argentina (3-2) in their opening matches. Both Malaysia and India sit level with Pakistan on points but behind on goal difference.
There are three more rounds of matches to be played over the coming days, the next of which will take place on Wednesday 25th September. Argentina and Korea will go head to head before host nation Malaysia take on England. The final match of the day sees a potentially classic encounter between old rivals India and Pakistan.
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