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Safiq Rahim in race to be fit for Malaysia's AFC Asian Cup playoff

Malaysia midfielder Safiq Rahim
Safiq Rahim is on course to make a return from injury for Malaysia's games against Timor-Leste.

Malaysia captain Safiq Rahim has resumed training after a thigh injury and hopes to be available for Thursday's AFC Asian Cup playoff against Timor-Leste.

The first leg at Larkin Stadium will be followed by the second leg on Monday night at the same venue, with a place in the third round of qualifying for UAE 2019 at stake.

Safiq missed the 0-0 draw against Myanmar in Yangon on Saturday night as Malaysia once again lacked penetration.

The deadly set pieces of the Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) superstar...

Malaysia's Junior Eldstal warns against complacency vs. Timor-Leste

Junior Eldstal says he pulled up well after his Malaysia national team comeback against Myanmar.

Utility player Junior Eldstal says that Malaysia must put aside any complacency in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup playoff against Timor-Leste after Saturday night's disappointing goalless draw against Myanmar in a friendly.

They will face the Timorese on June 2 and 6 over two legs. Both games will be played at Larkin Stadium in Johor, which will give the Malaysians a huge advantage.

But Junior warned that the visitors are capable of springing a surprise, just as they did in AFC World Cup qualifying...

Malaysia fail to fire once again, held to disappointing draw by Myanmar

Malaysia striker S. Kumaahran
Penang teenager S. Kumaahran came on as a second half substitute in the drab draw in Myanmar.

Malaysia warmed up for June's crucial 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers with a lacklustre 0-0 draw with Myanmar in Yangon on Saturday evening.

Looking to erase bad memories of the same result against tiny Macau in March, the toothless Tigers struggled in the final third against the slick co-hosts of the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup. The stalemate means that they are still looking for a first goal in 2016 after three games.

For Ong Kim Swee, the real action takes place against Timor Leste on June 2 and 6. But...

Malaysia's Brendan Gan predicts more attacking approach

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey talks with Brendan Gan to discuss his Malaysia targets and preparing for the Asian Cup playoff.

Goal-shy Malaysia are likely to take a more attacking approach in upcoming international games, according to midfielder Brendan Gan.

After Saturday night's friendly away to Myanmar, Datuk Ong Kim Swee's side will face Timor-Leste in a two-legged AFC Asian Cup playoff for the right to advance to the third round of qualifying. The games will be played in Johor Bahru on June 2 and 6.

Gan's entrance to the senior side has coincided with a dry spell in front of goal but the ex-Sydney FC rookie predicts...

Singapore's Richard Tardy ready for Southeast Asia test at Nations Cup

Adam Swandi will lead the Singapore U21 attack at the Nations Cup next month.

Singapore under-21 coach Richard Tardy is keen to put his charges to the test when they take on the Malaysia under-21s at the inaugural Nations Cup in Malacca next month.

Touted as one of the top youth competitions in the region, the Nations Cup will see the next generation of rising football stars from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand vie for the coveted trophy.

Tardy, has called up a strong team of youngsters, most notably, former FC Metz trainee Adam Swandi, Home United's Shahrin Saberin...