Malaysia will be looking for three points against Bahrain.
Kim Phan Gon’s Malaysia will face Bahrain in the second match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 2023 Qatar Asian Cup Group E at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. (local time). Both Malaysia and Bahrain 안전카지노사이트 lost their first round matches.
Malaysia deployed a 5-4-1 formation. Paulu, Halim, Wilkin, Abah, Ayman, Corbin Ong, Kulth, Saad, Tan, Davies, and Hazmi started. Bahrain countered with a 4-3-2-1 formation. Al Hashashi, Marhoon, Al Aswad, Madan, Atete, Hassan, Ali, Al Hayam, Bakker, Adel, and Lutfala started.
Malaysia’s head coach is Kim Pang Gon. Until earlier this year, Kim served as the Korea Football Association‘s (KFA) national coach selection committee chairman and national strength and conditioning committee chairman. The KFA announced his resignation on January 21, 2023.
“I am stepping down from my position as chairman of the National Strength and Conditioning Committee as I have been appointed as the head coach of the Malaysia national team. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the KFA for entrusting me with this important role, and to the footballers and football fans for their support,” he said in his final words. Kim turned around a downward spiral and led Malaysia to the Asian Cup quarterfinals.
Malaysia were drawn in Group E alongside South Korea, Bahrain, and Jordan. Malaysia faced Jordan in the first round of the group stage. There was a big difference in quality between the two teams. Jordan harassed Malaysia with sharp attacks throughout the game. Al Naimat held up well in the front line, not being greedy and creating chances for his teammates. Malaysia suffered a 0-4 defeat to Jordan.
Bahrain also had a bad first game. South Korea took the lead against Bahrain with a goal from Hwang In-beom, but conceded a late goal. Lee Kang-in stepped up in crunch time. In the 11th minute of the second half, he split the goal with a fantastic left-footed curling kick reminiscent of Lionel Messi. In the 24th minute, he beat a defender inside the penalty box and completed his hat trick with his left foot. In the end, Bahrain lost 1-3 to South Korea.
Both teams are looking for a win in this match. Twenty-four countries are participating in the Asian Cup. The first and second place finishers in each group advance directly to the round of 16, while the top four teams from the third place finishers advance. Therefore, a win and three points in this match will boost their chances of advancing to the round of 16. It will be interesting to see if Kim Pang Gon’s Malaysia can get the three points.