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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The send out for the 2020 Asian Under-19 Football Championship finals has been settled, and it will showcase the documentation number of Southeast Asian regions in action since 2008. In the upcoming year, we will see Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos will be appearing for the ASEAN countries. Unfortunately for the Thailand team, they will miss out for the 1st time in five editions, they are 3rd place within their group. The 1st placer is Malaysia, followed by Cambodia and Thailand. The tournament will be set on stage in Uzbekistan on October 14 to 31, 2020, the send out of Asian Under-19 was lastly completed by Iraq who takes the final spot in the competition following their victory in Group A last Saturday. Iraq obtained a 3 – 3 stalemate with Oman at the Al-Seeb stadium and it was only sufficient to force them ahead of Kuwait on the goal difference to amongst the other group winners which include Qatar, Tajikistan, Iran, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia. The rankings of the 2nd placer squads include Laos, Vietnam, Yemen, hosts Uzbekistan and Cambodia within the top five to advance to the finals while Saudi Arabia side is the reigning champions. For the Malaysian side record, they didn’t win the Asian Under-19 Championship, however, their current best outcomes are three runners up completed in 1959, 1960 and 1968.
The Malaysian football team must beat Timor Leste to qualify in Semi-Finals
We will have to see more on the Malaysian side ahead in the Sea Games against their upcoming opponents. Take a look at our latest Malaysia football news on the preview of the Malaysian players against Timor Leste’s faceoff journey to SEA Games. Malaysia national football team will try their best to re-ignite their opportunity to qualify for the semi-finals in men’s football and it will require a huge victory against Leste. Timor has conceded eight goals and netted just once coming from their two losses while Malaysia has only a point following the two games within Group A. A victory against Timor Leste will having a hard time for coach Ong Kim Swee’s players after the unexpected 1 – 0 loss against the Philippines on Friday. Team Malaysia cannot tolerate any hold-up against Timor Leste as the chance to the semi-final door will be blown away if the Malaysians will fail and loss at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Nonetheless, the calmness of coach Swee has something up on his pocket to guarantee his team to score as many goals as they can against the low profiled Timor Leste. His team will be implementing a different approach to outplay the sturdy Timorese sides. Coach Kim stated:
“Our approach will be different. However, we must have a balance so that we are not caught on the counter. We must treat Timor Leste with respect. We cannot take them for granted. However, we have players with pace who can outfox the well-built opponents. I have experienced so many matches against Southeast Asian teams in my coaching career, and I know what it takes to succeed. It is now up to us to make these matches count. If we do not qualify for the semi-finals, I will be very upset. We have to forget the past and concentrate on matters where we can take advantage of and qualify for the next round. We need to show character to bounce back.”