First match malaysia vs cambodia in group B, play at yangon today at 4:30 pm. Can malaysia beat cambodia in first match aff suzuki cup 2016.
|Start date||20. Nov 2016, 16:30|
Ong Kim Swee: “We cannot underestimate Cambodia just because they came from the qualifiers and past results favour us. With the exception of Thailand, many teams in the region are quite close to each other. We need a win on Sunday to set us in a good position to make the semi-final.”
Lee Tae-Hoon, as reported on The Phnom Penh Post: “First of all we have to admit that these are the strongest teams in the region. We need to be at our best every time we take the pitch. This will be a big challenge for our players, who must raise their standards”
Facts and Figures
Cambodia have only beaten Malaysia twice, in 1956 and 1970. The Tigers won on ten occasions – including the last seven meetings since the 1970 Asian Games loss.
Safee Sali could become the first Malaysian to play in five editions if he takes to the field, and should he score, he would be the country’s all-time top scorer in the competition, a record he now shares with Indra Putra Mahayuddin.
Malaysia have not won their opening match since 2008, the last time Cambodia even qualified for the competition.
Malaysia 4 Cambodia 2: The Tigers may be struggling to find their rhythm but there should be enough experience and firepower to overcome Cambodia.
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