Malaysia defeated Ukraine 5-1 in the Olympic Qualifiers in Dublin today but the performance of the team left much to be desired despite nothing up their third win in as many matches.
It was a poor opening 20 minutes by the Malaysians as their only decent move resulted in a penalty corner that Mohd Razie Abdul Rahim muffed in the 12th minute.
Faisal Saari and Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin lacked imagination as they kept running into the defenders and on the flank Izwan Firdaus fared no better for he too moved inwards when in possession rather then staying wide to draw the defenders out.
Still the 3 points was what mattered and its matches against Korea (Thursday) and Ireland (Saturday) will determine their fate.
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