AFC U-23 Championship: Malaysia join Iraq in quarter-finals

Malaysia requisitioned their place in a quarter-finals of a 2018 AFC U-23 Championship after claiming a overwhelming 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

In a gutsy arrangement that saw them float their fitness during times, a Malaysians were means to explain a noted outcome pleasantness of Danial Amier’s first-half winner.

The idea came dual mins before a half-hour symbol when Matthew Davies’ worried cranky was met with a bad clearway by Abdulelah Al-Amri true to Danial.

Keeping his composure, a 20-year-old took a impulse to solid before tortuous a poetic shot past Amin Al-Bukhari in during a nearby post.

From afterwards on, a Tigers found themselves underneath encircle as Saudi Arabia looked to force their approach behind into a contest.

But Ong Kim Swee’s charges stood organisation and eventually hold out for a essential 3 points opposite a Saudis, who finished a diversion with 10 group when Hamdan Al-Shamrani was sent off right during a genocide for an off-the-ball incident.

The delight saw Malaysia validate for a buliding as Group C runners-up behind Iraq, who kick Jordan 1-0 in Tuesday evening’s other diversion pleasantness of Basar Reshan’s 25-yard bid shortly after a restart.

SAUDI ARABIA: Amin Al-Bukhari, Mohammed Al-Baqawi, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Ali Lajami, Hamdan Al-Shamrani, Abdullah Al-Khaibri, Sultan Al-Farhan (Abdulaziz Al-Aryani 60’), Abdullah Al-Joui (Mujahid Al-Mania 83’), Rakan Al-Anaze, Fahad Al-Rashidi, Jaber Asiri.

MALAYSIA: Haziq Nadzli, Dominic Tan, Irfan Zakaria, Adam Nor Azlin, Matthew Davies, Nor Azam Azih (Syamer Kutty Abba 70’), Danial Amier, Syazwan Andik, Akhyar Rashid (Akif Syahiran 83’), Safawi Rasid, R. Kogileswaran (Jafri Firdaus Chew 46’).

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