KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The national football team lost 0-2 to
Hungarian club FC Gyirmot Gyor in a friendly match in Budapest, Hungary, early
The team dubbed "Harimau Malaya" are currently undergoing a training session
in Vienna, Austria from Aug 4 to 16 as part of their preparations for the AFF
Suzuki Cup Championship which is slated for November.
The Hungarian club coached by their former international, János Csank
opened account in the 30th minute through midfielder Norbert Tóth before their
striker Magasföldi József wrapped up the match with the second goal in the 92th
minute, according to the club as quoted on their website,
The national football side coached by Datuk K. Rajagobal will next take on
another Hungarian club TSV Hartberg four days later before wrapping up their
European Tour with a match against FC Szombathely Haladas of Austria on Aug 14.
The Harimau Malaya squad who are defending champions of the biennial
football tournament (AFF Suzuki Cup) in 2010, have been drawn together with
runners-up Indonesia and three-time former champions Singapore in Group B.
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Another Group B team will be decided after the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying
round from Oct 5 to 13 hosted by Myanmar and featuring Brunei, Cambodia, Laos,
Timor Leste and the hosts.
Three-time champions, Thailand which will jointly host the 2012 AFF Suzuki
Cup with Malaysia, are paired with 2008 champions Vietnam, the Philippines and
another team from the qualifying round.
The Group A matches will be played at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok,
Thailand while the Group B matches will be played at the National Stadium in
Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur from Nov 24 to Dec 22.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals and play
on a home and away format from Oct 8 to 13, and the final is scheduled for Dec
19 to 22.
Malaysia open their title defence against Singapore on Nov 25 and face a
qualifier on Nov 27 before the crunch match against Indonesia on Nov 1.
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