VENUE: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Singapore captain Shahril Ishak hopes his first hat trick in seven years will push his chances of retaining a starting spot for the national team.
"We know technically and physically they are a good team, maybe better than us," Malaysia assistant Tan Cheng Hoe said of Jorn Andersen's North Korea.
North Korea boss Jorn Andersen says he's expecting a tough match in 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying on Oct. 5 from Malaysia who 'aren't a bad side'.
Malaysia have booked two August friendlies ahead of their next Asian Cup qualifier as coach Nelo Vingada steps up his search for a proven goal scorer.
Hassan Sunny has enhanced his reputation as the iron man of Singapore football after making his comeback from a serious injury after only 16 days.
Football Association of Malaysia plan to hire a rankings consultant after dropping 12 spots to 167th on the latest FIFA list, their lowest since 2016.