Football: Humiliating defeat spells end to Malaysia’s run in AFC Under-23 Asian Cup

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia confronted a humiliating defeat and no probability of getting to the quarter-final of the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup on Sunday (June 5).

The workforce regarded listless and devoid of concepts as they have been humbled by regional rivals Thailand 0-3 in their second Group C encounter on the Miliiy Stadium in Tashkent on Sunday.

Harimau Muda, coached by Brad Maloney, had possession and probabilities in the primary 20 minutes, however after that, it was all Thailand.

Suphanat Muenta received the ball rolling in the twenty second minute when he capitalised on an extended diagonal move from Nicholas Mickelsen by unleashing a shot that Harith Haiqal Adam Afkar inadvertently deflected into Malaysia’s objective.

In the second-half, Maloney introduced on Aiman Afif Afizul and Hadi Fayyadh Abdul Razak to deliver some chunk into Malaysia’s assault, they usually had some affect in the primary quarter-hour of the second half.

Hadi was responsible of lacking a very good probability in the sixtieth minute when he took benefit of a defensive mistake by Wachat Choosong, however the Japanese-based striker’s tried positioned shot was simply smothered by Nopphon Lakhonphon.

Thailand received their second in the 68th minute when Mickelsen once more performed supplier, however this time with a wonderfully executed cross that Channarong Promsrikaew simply completed.

Four minutes later, Muenta received his second when he acquired a by way of move from Ben Davis and simply slotted the ball previous Malaysian goalkeeper Rahadiazli Rahalim.

With no factors from two matches, Malaysia haven’t any probability of getting to the quarter-final.

In their earlier marketing campaign in 2018, they certified for the quarter-final, shedding to South Korea 1-2 in that stage.

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