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With the Malayan Tigers set to take on Al-Ahmar on Friday night, Goal profiles the pivotal members of their squad

Qualification for the 2015 Asian Cup became much harder for third-placed Malaysia following their draw with second-placed Bahrain in Shah Alam last month.

The two teams will do battle yet again tomorrow night and out of the 17 Al-Ahmar players eligible to face the Malayan Tigers, Goal pinpoints three men that should be given extra attention by Rajagobal's charges.

FAOUZI AAISH | AL-SAILIYA, 28, WINGER

STATISTICS
CAPS: 33
GOALS: 3
PROFILE

The last encounter between the two sides revealed Malaysia's vulnerability down the flanks. Bahrain boast two dangerous wingers; and one of them is Faouzi Aaish. The 28 year old is an accomplished crosser of the ball, blessed with devastating pace and known for having an eye for a goal.



SALMAN ISA | RIFFA, 36, WINGER

STATISTICS
CAPS: 144
GOALS: 21
PROFILE
Don't be fooled by his relatively advanced age, Salman is the main threat to our fullbacks due to his piercing clever runs down the wings and trademark tireless displays. He might have lost that extra yard of pace, but years of experience in international football have equipped him with the off the ball nous that would trouble any defensive line.



MOHAMED SALMEEN | MUHARRAQ, 33, MIDFIELDER

STATISTICS
CAPS: 94
GOALS: 7
PROFILE

This 33 year old central midfielder has been in the Bahraini national team ever since the year 2000. He has amassed 94 caps thus far and has long been considered as the midfield lynchpin of the Al-Ahmar. A tireless central midfielder who possess an excellent passing range, Salmeen is an integral cog of the midfield engine. It will be a fatal error if hard tackling Shakir Shaari is not deployed to man-mark the wily playmaker come this Friday.

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