Malaysia interim coach Ong Kim Swee says he accepts FIFA's sanctions stemming from crowd trouble at last month's home AFC World Cup qualifier, but questions the decision to award Saudi Arabia a 3-0 victory.
The Malaysians were trailing 2-1 at Shah Alam Stadium in the 88th minute when a section of fans fired flares and smoke bombs onto the pitch, forcing the Group A match on Sept. 8 to be abandoned.
Football's governing body fined Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) 40,000 Swiss francs ($41,212)...
ZURICH -- FIFA says Malaysia forfeited a World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia when it was abandoned because of crowd disorder.
The governing body's disciplinary committee has also ordered Malaysia to play their next qualifier -- against the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 17 -- without fans and fined the federation 40,000 Swiss francs ($41,212).
The Group A game in Asian qualifying on Sept. 8 was halted in the 88th minute in Kuala Lumpur. With Saudi Arabia leading 2-1, a section of fans in the...
The national teams of Singapore and Malaysia are focusing on important matches as they look to rebound from recent disappointing results.
Singapore will host their first ever World Cup qualifier at the new National Stadium on Thursday when they welcome Afghanistan in their AFC Second Round match in Group E.
Five days later they face Cambodia at the same venue before a much-anticipated home match against Group E heavyweights Japan on Nov. 12. The two sides drew 0-0 in Saitama on June 16.
Premier League side T-Team upset Super League outfit Felda United 2-1, but all other Malaysia Cup games were postponed on Saturday night due to severe haze affecting Malaysia and Singapore.
Five other matches were called off, including group games involving defending champions Pahang and Malaysia Super League winners, Johor Darul Ta'zim.
The worst air pollution in more than two years has thrown domestic and regional football into disarray in both Malaysia and Singapore.
The haze is caused...