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Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« on: October 02, 2015, 07:34:24 AM »
Malaysian football keeps sliding lower and lower.

From world No. 169 last month, Malaysia have slipped down two spots to No. 171 in the latest FIFA rankings – their worst in 22 years!
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 07:35:05 AM »
That makes Malaysian football worse than the likes of Timor Leste (No. 170), New Caledonia (No. 169) and Mauritius (No. 168), according to the ranking list released by the world football governing body on Thursday.

Malaysia were No. 79 in the world in 1993. That’s a drop of 92 places in 22 years!

And with 209 member nations in FIFA, Malaysia are only 38 places away from hitting rock bottom.

The latest slide comes in the wake of Malaysia’s 10-0 whipping by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup 2018 qualifying second round Asian Zone Group A match at the Mohamed Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sept 3.

It was Malaysia’s worst result since losing 8-2 to New Zealand in Kuala Lumpur almost 50 years ago.

Interim national coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee was disappointed with the latest ranking.

“We have slipped down another two rungs ... that’s disappointing. But let’s look at ways to improve the ranking,” said Kim Swee when contacted on Thursday.

He said the team’s ranking could be improved if “we can get the desired results in the upcoming ranking matches against Laos (‘A’ Friendly) in Bangkok on Oct 8 and the World Cup qualifying match against Timor Leste in Dili on Oct 13”.

“We have to take advantage of these two matches and collect as many ranking points as possible. This should help us move up in next month’s ranking,” he said.

He admitted that Malaysia have not won a single game (ranking match) this year.

Under previous coach Dollah Salleh, Malaysia’s campaign in the World Cup qualifiers got off to a disastrous start – drawing 1-1 with minnows Timor Leste and suffering a 6-0 thrashing by war-torn Palestine – on home ground.

"It won’t do any good to point fingers at anyone. The bottom line is we need to start winning,” said Kim Swee, who was appointed interim coach to replace Dollah, who resigned a day after the UAE debacle.
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 03:48:59 AM »
Malaysia’s bid to qualify for the AFC Under-19 Finals began on disastrous note in Huai’an, China.

Coach Hassan Sazali Waras’ boys were thumped 6-0 by hosts China in their Group I opener at the Jiangsu Huai’an Sports Centre Stadium.

Striker Zhang Yuning scored twice in two minutes to give the hosts a 2-0 lead at half time.

In the second half, it was defender Gao Haisheng’s turn to score a brace before Yao Daogang and Shan Huanhuan chipped in with a goal each to complete the rout.

In another Group I match, North Korea also scored a 6-0 win over Macau at the same venue earlier.

Malaysia will face heavyweights North Korea on Sunday and wrap up their fixtures against minnows Macau on Tuesday.

Only the 10 group winners and five best second-placed teams will qualify for the AFC Under-19 Finals in Bahrain next year. Hosts Bahrain qualify automatically.
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 06:52:01 AM »
The national team are winless in seven matches this year.

So, all national interim coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee wants from his players in Bangkok on Thursday is to beat Laos in an international friendly and restore the players’ confidence ahead of their World Cup Asian Zone Group A qualifying match against Timor Leste in Dili on Tuesday.

The former international believes that a positive result will do his boys a “world of good” after the series of dismal results in competitions and friendlies.

“They just need that spark to get things going again. They’ve been through a lot. A win (over Laos) will inject some confidence back in the team and help improve our ranking (No. 171),” said Kim Swee from Bangkok on Wednesday.

Laos, however, will be no pushovers and Kim Swee expects his team to face a stiff test.

“Gone are the days when we used to look at Laos as minnows. A win will silence the critics for a while ... and hopefully we can bounce back against Timor Leste in our World Cup campaign,” said Kim Swee.

The Harimau Malaya have come under heavy fire since being thrashed 6-0 by Oman in a friendly in March.

Things didn’t get any better for then-coach Dollah Salleh and his men as they continued their dismal showing in the World Cup qualifying campaign in June. They began on a disastrous note – drawing 1-1 with minnows Timor Leste and getting thrashed 6-0 by war-torn Palestine – on home ground.

It became worse when the national team suffered their biggest defeat ever – a 10-0 loss to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – in another World Cup qualifying match in Abu Dhabi on Sept 3.

Dollah resigned the following day and Kim Swee took over.

Kim Swee’s first game also ended in disaster. The World Cup qualifying match against Saudi Arabia was marred by crowd trouble at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sept 8. The game was abandoned after the 88th minute with Malaysia trailing 2-1.

On Monday, FIFA fined the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) 40,000 Swiss francs (RM180,000) and ordered Malaysia to play their next World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium (against UAE on Nov 17).

FIFA also awarded Saudi Arabia the match with a 3-0 score.
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 06:08:37 AM »
Malaysia finally recorded their first win in football this year – a 3-1 victory over Laos in a friendly international.

Interim coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s team strolled to victory at the Thai Army Stadium in Bangkok in Thursday, thanks to a brace by winger Christie Jayaseelan in the 50th and 90th minutes.

Azamuddin Akil contributed the other goal in the 53rd minute. Laos’ lone strike came through Sitthideth Khanthavong from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute.

Before the match, Malaysia, now ranked at their worst-ever No. 171 in the world, had drawn thrice and beaten on four occasions.

Kim Swee was pleased to get a win on board although it was registered against a team ranked 179th in the world.

“It’s been a hard few months, but we are slowly getting there. It is a good win for my players ... after all we have not won by a big margin for a long time,” said Kim Swee after the match.

Kim Swee’s team are preparing for the World Cup Asian Zone Group A qualifying match against Timor Leste in Dili on Tuesday. Malaysia are bottom of the five-team group with only one point from four matches. They have scored only once, but conceded 20 goals.

In Thursday’s World Cup qualifier match, Palestine drew 1-1 with Timor Leste in Dili.
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015, 06:14:50 PM »
Malaysia need to beat Timor Leste on Tuesday or face the ignominy of ending their World Cup qualifying campaign bottom of Group A.

Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s side are now anchored at the bottom of the five-team group with only a point after four matches. They have scored just once and conceded 20 goals, including a 10-0 hiding from the United Arab Emirates. Timor Leste are fourth with two points.

Heavyweights Saudi Arabia lead with 12 points followed by UAE (seven) and Palestine (five).

Based on past records, Malaysia face a near impossible task of winning their remaining matches against Palestine (away, Nov 12), UAE (home, Nov 17) and Saudi Arabia (away, March 29 next year).

So for Malaysia to avoid the wooden spoon, they have to get a positive result against Timor Leste at the Dili Municipal Stadium.

But the Timorese are no mince meat at home. Fielding mostly naturalised Brazilian players, they held Palestine to a 1-1 draw in Dili last week.

National captain Safiq Rahim has rallied his troops to get their first win on board.

“Timor Leste are a different side now compared to the past. We can’t take them for granted as they are playing in front of their own fans,” said Safiq in a telephone interview from Dili.

“They just held Palestine to a draw so they are pretty confident. But if we follow the coach’s game plan we can get a result. The key is to stay focused and disciplined throughout the match. We are all hungry for a positive result,” he added.

Before leaving for Dili on Saturday, Malaysia recorded a morale-boosting 3-1 win over Laos in a friendly in Bangkok on Thursday. It was Malaysia’s first win in seven matches this year.

And Safiq believes the win is the start of better things to come.

“It was a good win. Now we need to bring that momentum and confidence to the match against Timor Leste. We need to salvage our pride,” said Safiq.
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015, 06:58:00 PM »
The national football team earned a first win in their World Cup qualifying Group A campaign after beating Timor Leste 1-0 at the Dili Municipal Stadium.

Striker Mohd Amri Yahyah was the hero for Harimau Malaya, scoring the winner in the 12th minute on Tuesday.

The win means Malaysia now have four points after five matches and they leapfrog Timor Leste to fourth in the five-team group.

Saudi Arabia are top of the group with 12 points followed by United Arab Emirates (UAE) with seven. Palestine are third with five points but all the three teams have only played four matches.

Malaysia need to beat Timor Leste on Tuesday or face the ignominy of ending their World Cup qualifying campaign bottom of Group A.

Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s side are now anchored at the bottom of the five-team group with only a point after four matches. They have scored just once and conceded 20 goals, including a 10-0 hiding from the United Arab Emirates. Timor Leste are fourth with two points.

Heavyweights Saudi Arabia lead with 12 points followed by UAE (seven) and Palestine (five).

Based on past records, Malaysia face a near impossible task of winning their remaining matches against Palestine (away, Nov 12), UAE (home, Nov 17) and Saudi Arabia (away, March 29 next year).

So for Malaysia to avoid the wooden spoon, they have to get a positive result against Timor Leste at the Dili Municipal Stadium.

But the Timorese are no mince meat at home. Fielding mostly naturalised Brazilian players, they held Palestine to a 1-1 draw in Dili last week.

National captain Safiq Rahim has rallied his troops to get their first win on board.

“Timor Leste are a different side now compared to the past. We can’t take them for granted as they are playing in front of their own fans,” said Safiq in a telephone interview from Dili.

“They just held Palestine to a draw so they are pretty confident. But if we follow the coach’s game plan we can get a result. The key is to stay focused and disciplined throughout the match. We are all hungry for a positive result,” he added.

Before leaving for Dili on Saturday, Malaysia recorded a morale-boosting 3-1 win over Laos in a friendly in Bangkok on Thursday. It was Malaysia’s first win in seven matches this year.

And Safiq believes the win is the start of better things to come.

“It was a good win. Now we need to bring that momentum and confidence to the match against Timor Leste. We need to salvage our pride,” said Safiq.
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 08:00:28 PM »
the last place is 180 or 190 ?
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2015, 01:29:13 AM »
the last place is 180 or 190 ?
There are 206 countries in the FIFA rankings  :clap:
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2015, 07:04:06 AM »
Malaysia last to Palestine 6-0 again last night  :clap: :handshake: :thumbsup:
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 01:07:26 AM »
Malaysia is now ranked No. 170 in the world – up one rung after FIFA released its rankings list on Thursday.

This is despite the national team losing 2-1 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the World Cup qualifiers at the Shah Alam Stadium on Nov 17.

Malaysia were at No. 154 in January and February, No. 153 (March), No. 164 (April), No. 166 (May), No. 162 (June), No. 171 (July), No. 169 (August and September), and No. 171 (October and November).

Belgium, who have already booked a berth in the Euro 2016 Finals in France next year, maintained top spot, followed by 2015 Copa America runners-up Argentina and 2013 Confederations Cup runners-up Spain.

The FIFA world ranking involves 209 affiliated countries.
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Re: Malaysia slip again to lowest FIFA ranking at No. 171
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