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Datuk K. Rajagopal wants his players to take the friendly game against Kuwait seriously before facing Bahrain and Qatar in the 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers.

Malaysia head coach, Datuk K. Rajagopal, has urged his players to stay focused and not take the game against Kuwait lightly when they travel to face them this November.

Rajagopal has said that despite the game only being a warm-up before they face Bahrain a week later for the 2015 Asian Cup qualifier, he wants his team to give their best performance.

According to Bernama, he said: "I want to see consistency from my players when we face Kuwait.

"I also want to see how the teams from the Middle East play their football."

Rajagopal also added that two out of 20 players failed to report for training.

They are K. Gurusamy and Helmi Remeli.

He is also waiting for news from the doctor on the fitness of Fadhli Shas and Mahali Jasuli.

"I will evaluate my players after a few training sessions.

'Even though Mahali is in the reserve squad for Bahrain, I still think the he has to be fully fit and I will continue to monitor his progress," he added.

Malaysia will face Bahrain and Qatar this November, which will seal the fate of the Malayan Tigers for the 2015 Asian Cup.

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