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Malaysia's Asian Games journey

10:35 EAT 25/08/2018
Safawi Rasid, Malaysia U23
With the exit to Japan yesterday, Goal recaps Malaysia's journey in the competition and the four matches that Ong Kim Swee's team played in.

  • Safawi Rasid, Malaysia U23, Kyrgyzstan U23

    Malaysia 3 Kyrgyzstan 1

    Safawi Rasid got the ball rolling against Kyrgyzstan in the first Group E match
  • Akhyar Rashid, Malaysia U23, Kyrgyzstan U23

    Malaysia 3 Kyrgyzstan 1

    Akhyar Rashid also got in the act and scored in the first match
  • Irfan Zakaria, Malaysia U23, Kyrgyzstan U23

    Malaysia 3 Kyrgyzstan 1

    Malaysia conceded one goal but defended well against Kyrgyzstan
  • Syazwan Andik, Malaysia U23, South Korea U23

    Malaysia 2 South Korea 1

    Syazwan Andik put in a real shift to continually frustrate the Koreans on the day
  • Adam Nor Azlin, Malaysia U23, South Korea U23

    Malaysia 2 South Korea 1

    Adam Nor Azlin and gang defended stoutly to humble a Son Heung-min led South Korea
  • Haziq Nadzli, Malaysia U23, South Korea U23

    Malaysia 2 South Korea 1

    Joy for Rizal Ghazali and Haziq Nadzli after a momentous win over the Koreans to secure place as Group E winners
  • Faisal Halim, Malaysia U23, Bahrain U23

    Malaysia 2 Bahrain 3

    Faisal Halim and Hadi Fayyadh among the 8 changes made by Ong Kim Swee in the dead rubber match againt Bahrain.
  • Nik Akif, Malaysia U23, Bahrain U23

    Malaysia 2 Bahrain 3

    Goals from Syahmi Safari and a late penalty from substitute Safawi Rasid wasn't enough to stop Malaysia losing for the first time in the tournament
  • Nik Akif, Malaysia U23, Bahrain U23

    Malaysia 2 Bahrain 3

    Nik Akif Syahian among those given a chance against Bahrain but like the others, failed to do enough to challenge for a place in the starting XI.
  • Baddrol Bakhtiar, Malaysia U23, Japan U23

    Malaysia 0 Japan 1

    Captain Baddrol Bakhtiar put in a real shift at the base of the midfield but had to watch as his team agonisingly go out of the Asian Games.
  • Dominic Tan, Malaysia U23, Japan U23

    Malaysia 0 Japan 1

    Japan did not force Haziq Nadzli into making many saves but a crucial moment late on, ensured that the Asian powerhouse are the ones going through to the quarterfinals.
  • Akhyar Rashid, Malaysia U23

    Malaysia 0 Japan 1

    A lot rested on the front trio of Syafiq, Safawi and Akhyar to perform but the latter was undoubtedly the poorest on the night when Malaysia needed all 3 to be in their elements.