Malaysia loses 0-2 to Oman, first loss in group

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) — Malaysia suffered their first defeat in Group D of the 2026 World Cup/2027 Asian Cup Qualifiers with a 2-0 loss to Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat this morning. suffered.

As a result of this loss, Malaysia, which was leading Group D under South Korean coach Kim Pang-gon, was relegated to third in the group on goal difference, but tied with leaders Oman and Kyrgyzstan on six points.

Oman, ranked 80th in the FIFA world rankings, scored two goals in the second half, in the 58th and 88th minutes, with goals from Issam Al Sabhi and Muhsen Al Ghassani, but this was due to two lapses in concentration from the defense. As a result, it was enough to defeat the host country. Out with 3 points.

Oman, under newly appointed coach Yuroslav Sirihavi, dominated the match from the start, but despite creating several scoring chances, Yuroslav’s boys beat Ahmad Shihan Hazmi Mohamed in goal. I couldn’t.

The home side’s two good scoring opportunities in the first half came from Omer Al Malki’s header in the 14th minute, which was saved by Ahmad Sheehan, while the Malaysian keeper was brought into action again in the 32nd minute. and saved Salah Al’s powerful shot. Yahya.

However, Oman’s continued efforts gave them the lead in the 58th minute when Ali Sulaiman Albusaidi beat Rabel Corbin Ong and fired a shot on goal.

Stunned by the goal, Malaysia quickly sprang into action and responded aggressively in search of an equalizer, but defender Lavere Corbin-Ong’s header from a corner kick taken by Mohammad Faisal Abdul Halim. Lady Luck couldn’t smile on the Harimau Malaya team as they rattled the crossbar. In the 61st minute.

With 20 minutes remaining, Pang Gong threw the final dice by bringing on Endrik dos Santos, Muhammad Azam Azmi Murad, Paulo Josue, Muhammad Akhyar Abdul Rashid and Darren Lok.

The change seemed to be working, but Malaysia continued to press forward and Josue scored in the 81st minute, but the goal was ruled out for offside, and seven minutes later, Oman conceded Ali Muhsen converted a great pass from Sulaiman and converted the chance. 88 minutes.

However, Malaysia will have a chance to avenge this morning’s loss when they host Oman at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on March 26, the fourth match for both teams in Group D.

Meanwhile, in another match in Group D, Kyrgyzstan maintained their winning momentum by defeating Taiwan 2-0 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

— Bernama

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