Malaysian Tigers to play Saudi Arabia in February
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Tigers football squad continue to receive invitations for friendly matches, with the latest encounter set for Feb 20 against Saudi Arabia in Melbourne, Australia.
The Asean Football Federation (AFF) website quoted the squad's team manager, Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal, as saying that the invitations reflect the recognition the Malaysian Tigers are getting from other quality teams.
"Saudi Arabia are willing to cover all our expenses for the trip to Melbourne," he said.
The Saudis will be playing against Australia in their final match of the third round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers on Feb 29.
Subahan said the Saudis hope that their match against the Malaysian Tigers, under the tutelage of Datuk K. Rajagobal, will provide the final tune-up for the Arab squad.
He also said that the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) are also in talks with the Congo, Iran and Paraguay for friendlies with the Malaysian Tigers.
The friendlies are part of the Malaysian Tigers' preparation to defend the AFF Suzuki Cup crown they won in the 2010 tourney. -- BERNAMA