Malaysia's group in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers contains three strong teams who appeared at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, two of whom could embarrass them over the next week.
After just a point from their opening two home games, including a 6-0 humbling by Palestine, Harimau Malaya travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before hosting Saudi Arabia.
Here are three thoughts from Kuala Lumpur about the games ahead:
1. Malaysia must tighten up defensively
Six-goal maulings in Oman and against Palestine...