World Cup 2022: Malaysia prepares for a great battle with Vietnam

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) said it would convene the national team earlier to prepare a ticket fight with Vietnam in the World Cup 2022.

Malaysia vied for the top of Group G with Vietnam

According to information from Malaysia, in the context of the domestic tournaments being suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization had to plan to help recruit Malaysia to gather the players expected in September or earlier, when more than a month before the second qualifying round of the World Cup 2022 in Asia / Asian Cup finals 2023. 

Malaysia team was soon scheduled to compete with Vietnam in the second round of the 2022 World Cup
Malaysia team was soon scheduled to compete with Vietnam in the second round of the 2022 World Cup

FAM President Hamidin Mohd Amin said that players are called early to ensure that they can develop to find to get back on the spotlight and “warm-up” after the break time when in front of two “great battles” with the UAE and Vietnam.

Mr. Hamidin, the head of the FAM head, once stated and emphasized to the Metro Daily: “We will conduct a national recruitment call early to ensure the national players have time to compete fighting together ”the proposed training in September is one of the best solutions to ensure physical strength for national players.

FAM President also revealed that Malaysia will have a “warm-up” match with Bahrain host before facing the UAE on away field and welcoming Vietnam in the second round of the World Cup 2022 Group G. This is The decisive match for the opportunity of teachers and coach Tan Cheng Hoe to continue. Hamidin said: “We can design a number of friendly matches as proposed, including the match against Bahrain in order to prepare the best for the UAE clash.” Bahrain is the opponent chosen friendly match. FAM’s earlier this year but the match was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysia’s difficulties before the preparation 

Previously, the matches in the second round of the World Cup 2020 in Asia in March and June have been postponed due to the pandemic, expected to switch to play in October and November.

Currently, Malaysia (9 points) second in Group G, 2 points behind Vietnam, ranked in Thailand (8 points), UAE (6 points, playing less than 1 match), and Indonesia (0 points). Malaysia coach, Cheng Hoe was really worried about the fitness of the players when domestic tournaments were suspended and planned to resume in September or cancel the season.

Earlier, the football Association of Malaysia (FAM) secretly recruited naturalized players to prepare for the race to advance to the third round of the World Cup 2022 and attend the Asian Cup 2023. Mr. Cheng Hoe said that the physical advantages of a player with roots and naturalization are one of the main reasons why they are chosen to strengthen Malaysia. 

According to information, Malaysia has released many naturalized players, together with the trendy Mohamadou Sumareh, Matthew Davies, La’Vere Corbin-Ong, and Brendan Gan. These are the fundamental gamers who helped Cheng Hoe’s army hold their hope of competing for the top of Group G with Vietnam inside the second round of the World Cup 2022.

Gambia striker Sumareh (shirt number 13) is one of the most recent naturalized players in Malaysia
Gambia striker Sumareh (shirt number 13) is one of the most recent naturalized players in Malaysia

However, the strategist’s Malaysia worries ahead of the “great war with the UAE and Vietnam increased when the naturalized striker Sumareh acknowledged a serious physical decline due to not playing the game world cup 2022.