Malaysia ended 2019 on a high, back-to-back wins against Tajikistan, Thailand and Indonesia allowing them to move up the FIFA rankings to 154th place. But more importantly, the two latter wins allowed them to end the year in second place, in Group G of the World Cup Asian qualification.
Their odds of reaching the next phase of the World Cup qualifiers are realistically slim, but the inclusion of naturalised midfielder Liridon Krasniqi may just tip the balance in the Harimau Malaya's favour, in their three remaining group matches; against UAE, Vietnam and Thailand.
Tan Cheng Hoe's men must ensure that the good individual forms displayed by plenty of them will be carried forward into this year, while making sure that their characteristic errors are minimised, when facing off against the three better-ranked teams.
As of yet, Malaysia have three competitive fixtures and one friendly match confirmed for 2020, but additional games will be added as the year goes on.
There are further official FIFA international breaks in September, October and November, while the 2020 AFF Championship is due to take place toward the end of the year.
- MALAYSIA FIXTURES 2020
- MALAYSIA RESULTS 2019
- FIFA 2022 WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION GROUP G TABLE
- MALAYSIA SQUAD
Malaysia national team fixtures in 2020
|Date / Time||Match||Competition|
|March 27 / 0030||UAE v Malaysia||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|March 31 / 2045||Malaysia v Vietnam||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|June 9 / TBA||Thailand v Malaysia||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
Malaysia national team results in 2019
|March 20||Malaysia 0-1 Singapore||AIRMARINE Cup|
|March 23||Malaysia 2-1 Afghanistan||AIRMARINE Cup|
|June 2||Malaysia 2-0 Nepal||International Friendly|
|June 7||Malaysia 7-1 Timor-Leste||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|June 11||Timor-Leste 1-5 Malaysia||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|August 30||Malaysia 0-1 Jordan||International Friendly|
|September 5||Indonesia 2-3 Malaysia||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|September 10||Malaysia 1-2 UAE||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|October 5||Malaysia 6-0 Sri Lanka||International Friendly|
|November 5||Malaysia 2-1 Maldives||Unofficial International Friendly|
|November 10||Vietnam 1-0 Malaysia||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|November 9||Malaysia 1-0 Tajikistan||International Friendly|
|November 14||Malaysia 2-1 Thailand||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
|November 19||Malaysia 2-0 Indonesia||World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers|
FIFA 2022 World Cup qualification Group G
|Adam Nor Azlin||JDT||Defender|
|Syazwan Andik Ishak||JDT||Defender|
|Dominic Tan||Police Tero||Defender|
|Syamer Kutty Abba||JDT||Midfielder|
|Danial Amier Norhisham||Felda United||Midfielder|
|Norshahrul Idlan Talaha||Bangkok Glass||Attacker|