Seven matches accomplished and just one extra remaining for Malaysia within the joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifier with quite a bit nonetheless to play for on this ultimate Group G match in opposition to Thailand with each group tied on 9 factors and chasing that direct spot into the group stage of the third spherical of the Asian Cup qualification marketing campaign.
Neither Tan Cheng Hoe nor Akira Nishino will need to lose this sport and go into the play-off match to find out in the event that they attain the following stage of the Asian Cup qualifiers however as properly there’s some delight to be redeemed after each coach suffered within the earlier two matches of this group stage resumption.
This is all you should find out about this match-up between the 106th FIFA-ranked Conflict Elephants in opposition to the 153rd FIFA ranked Harimau Malaya.
|12:45 am||Wednesday, 16 June 2021||Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai|
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Suspensions are the large fear for Cheng Hoe heading into this match, with a first alternative trio of La’Vere Corbin-Ong, Syamer Kutty Abba, and Mohamadou Sumareh all suspended for this encounter, with the replacements anticipated to be Syahmi Safari, Nor Azam Aziz, and Arif Aiman respectively.
There is not any Theerathon Bunmanthan, Teerasil Dangda, or Chanatip Songkrasin to fret Malaysia this time around as they don’t seem to be within the squad however Thailand stays a formidable opponent. Teenage sensation Suphanat Mueanta was taken off late in opposition to UAE as a consequence of harm however is regarded as obtainable for choice on Wednesday morning.
What the coaches stated
Tan Cheng Hoe
“We noticed the final two matches that they performed in opposition to Indonesia and UAE, as we all know Thailand is technically and tactically excellent. After all, individually they’re technically good gamers. So that they play an attacking sport however on the similar time defend as a crew.
“We have now to remember that a few of their new gamers like Akane, Supachok, and Suphanat have stepped up they usually look harmful. We have now to remember particularly within the transition as they’re fast in dribbling. That’s the reason our defense needs to be targeted and forestall these fast assaults in opposition to us once we lose the ball.”
Anurak Srikerd (assistant coach)
“We have now seen Malaysia’s type of play. noticed the participant Anticipate who they may use to play with us. One factor that offers data to the gamers. I have been informed that each of their positions is fairly good. particularly their naturalized foreigners.
“We are going to face a robust crew. Now we have now to cope with working collectively. The arrogance of most of the youthful siblings started to really feel misplaced. Three factors in opposition to Malaysia are beneficial. It impacts the group stage of the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers, that is the aim we have now to beat Malaysia.”
Outcomes up to now
|5 Sep 2019||Thailand 0-0 Vietnam|
|5 Sep 2019||Indonesia 2-3 Malaysia|
|10 Sep 2019||Malaysia 1-2 UAE|
|10 Oct 2019||Vietnam 1-0 Malaysia|
|15 Oct 2019||Thailand 2-1 UAE|
|14 Nov 2019||Malaysia 2-1 Thailand|
|19 Nov 2019||Vietnam 0-0 Thailand|
|19 Nov 2019||Malaysia 2-0 Indonesia|
|3 Jun 2021||Thailand 2-2 Indonesia|
|3 Jun 2021||UAE 4-0 Malaysia|
|7 Jun 2021||UAE 3-1 Thailand|
Each group is out of the operating to achieve the following stage of the World Cup qualifiers as each flips their consideration in the direction of reaching the Asian Cup in China in 2023. A 3rd place end would assure a direct spot within the group stage of the third spherical of the Asian Cup qualification.
A fourth-place end might additionally save a spot in the identical group stage offered the crew that accomplishes that is among the many greatest 4 fourth place finishers throughout the eight completely different teams. With simply three factors, because it stands Malaysia is literally the holding prime spot among the many eight groups presently in the fourth spot of their respective teams.
Though the desk now exhibits Malaysia in the fourth spot although factors are tied with Thailand, ought to each play out a draw on this ultimate match, then Malaysia will overtake Thailand and go into third place by advantage of getting a greater head-to-head document due to the 2-1 win achieved in 2019.
The competitor’s format dictates that head-to-head is the primary tiebreaker if two or extra groups are equal on factors with the aim distinction being the subsequent tiebreaker.
Scorers to this point
|Guilherme de Paula||Malaysia||1|
|14 Dec 2019||Malaysia 2-1 Thailand||2022 World Cup / 2023 Asian Cup qualifier|
|5 Dec 2018||Thailand 2-2 Malaysia||2018 AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal (2nd leg)|
|1 Dec 2018||Malaysia 0-0 Thailand||2018 AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal (1st leg)|
|20 Dec 2014||Malaysia 3-2 Thailand||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup ultimate (2nd leg)|
|17 Dec 2014||Thailand 2-0 Malaysia||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup ultimate (1st leg)|
|26 Nov 2014||Malaysia 2-3 Thailand||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup group stage|
|13 Dec 2012||Thailand 2-0 Malaysia||2012 AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal (2nd leg)|
|9 Dec 2012||Malaysia 1-1 Thailand||2012 AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal (1st leg)|
|7 Nov 2012||Thailand 2-0 Malaysia||Pleasant|
|4 Dec 2010||Malaysia 0-0 Thailand||2010 AFF Suzuki Cup group stage|
In contrast to what it was in opposition to Vietnam, Cheng Hoe does maintain a decent document in opposition to Thailand since he took over as head coach with him main the crew to a few matches without defeat in opposition to the previous enemy, the newest a powerful come from behind win at Bukit Jalil Stadium.
On that day two years in the past, Chanatip opened the scoring early within the first half earlier than Brendan Gan stole in to seize an essential equalizer earlier than half time after which arrange Sumareh for a luxurious end within the second half which gave Malaysia all three factors.