Ahead of next week's AFC Asian Cup playoffs against Timor-Leste, Malaysia have endured a less than ideal preparation at their Kelana Jaya base.
On the second day of national camp on Tuesday, coach Ong Kim Swee ruled out winger R. Gopinathan and fullback Matthew Davies because of injury.
It left Ong with only 13 fit players as they wait for nine members from Malaysia Super League champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) to join the squad after Wednesday's AFC Cup match against Kaya FC of the Philippines.
Malaysia national team coach Ong Kim Swee has come up with a plan to improve his team's FIFA world rankings, starting with the game against Timor Leste.
Having taken over the hot seat on a permanent basis from Dollah Salleh, Ong has already mapped out his plans for Harimau Malaysia in the coming months, with his primary focus on the upcoming 2019 Asian Cup qualifying tie against Timor Leste on June 2 and 7.
He has also arranged for four international friendlies around those dates -- Myanmar (May...
Singapore U21 captain Ammirul Emmran has warned his teammates to expect a feisty encounter against Malaysia at the Nations Cup in June.
The quadrangular tournament has attracted Southeast Asian powerhouses Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand to the showpiece event in Malacca.
Scheduled for June 3 and 5 at the Hang Jebat Stadium, the four teams will vie for the title, with Thailand as the pre-tournament favourites.
Despite his side's relative inexperience at this level, Ammirul, who had a training...