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Malaysia set to face Bahrain & Kuwait ahead of World Cup 2022 qualifying

Malaysia set to face Bahrain & Kuwait ahead of World Cup 2022 qualifying

Malaysia has completed the friendly schedules against strong opponents ahead of the World Cup 2022 qualifying matches in March.

Earlier, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) had confirmed Bahrain's approval of the friendly match in Kuala Lumpur. According to FAM, the encounter with the current Gulf Cup@ champion is considered very vital for coach Tan Cheng Hoe to review the squad for two upcoming matches versus the UAE (March 26) and welcome Vietnam (March 31). In the first leg, Malaysia lost to UAE (1-2) and Vietnam (0-1) respectively.

Currently in Group G, Vietnam is leading with 11 points, followed by Malaysia (9 points), Thailand (8 points), UAE (6 points, playing less than 1 match) and Indonesia (0 points). Therefore, the next 2 matches in March are very crucial for the competition in Group G.

Malaysia set to face Bahrain & Kuwait ahead of World Cup 2022 qualifying

Unlike other competitors in the same group, Malaysia national football team has very well prepared for the ambition to win tickets to the final qualifying round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which means taking the official seat for the Asian Cup 2023 hosted by China.

Furthermore, FAM stated that Malaysia will play a friendly match against Kuwait to prepare for the final round of Group G against the host Thailand on June 9th.

According to FAM, Malaysia will face Kuwait in a friendly match at Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur in the first week of June.

“We just received confirmation from Kuwait about agreeing to host a friendly match with the national team in June. I think it is a great opportunity for coach Tan Cheng Hoe to evaluate the preparedness of our players before heading to Bangkok”, said FAM Secretary General Stuart Ramalingam.