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...
Jefferson Farfan is on the verge of sealing his move to Al Jazira in the United Arab Emirates after passing his medical, sources have told ESPN FC.
Last week, sources told ESPN FC that Al Jazira had lined up a move for Peru international Farfan as they looked to bolster their attacking options.
Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt confirmed on Monday that the German club had agreed a transfer fee in the region of €6 million with Al Jazira for the winger.
Farfan, who saw last season...
Schalke have confirmed that they have agreed a deal to sell Peruvian attacker Jefferson Farfan to Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates.
Sources had told ESPN FC that Farfan, 30, was set to move to Abu Dhabi on a three-year deal.
Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt has now confirmed that the German club have settled on a transfer fee.
"Schalke and Al-Jazira have reached an agreement in principle," Heldt told kicker.
Farfan has been at Schalke since 2008 and his contract is due to expire next June.
Schalke and Peru winger Jefferson Farfan has agreed a move to United Arab Emirates to join Al Jazira, sources have told ESPN FC.
Al Jazira have agreed a fee with Schalke for the 30-year-old, with Farfan expected to sign a three-year deal subject to a medical.
Farfan, who has attracted the interest of Liverpool and Tottenham in the past, will complete the foreign quota for the new season for Al Jazira.
Farfan joined Schalke from PSV Eindhoven in 2008 and has made over 200 appearances for the club,...