Malaysia lost valuable ground in their quest to make the final of the AHF Champions Trophy whn they lost 2-1 to China in Doha.
The defeat means that Malaysia must hope that Pakistan defeat INdia in a later match and they in turn defeat India in the final preliminary match on Thursday.
Malaysia had only themselves to blame as they squandered many chances and allowed China to score two quick penalty corner goals in quick succession via Huang Yue ( 31st minute) and skipper Yong Li (34th minute) just before halftime.
Although Faisal Saari reduced the deficit via a penalty corner in the 63rd minute, Malaysia could not conjure another goal and are now in with a mathematical chance of making the final.
And the defeat against unsung China must be viewed with deep concern by the coaching staff.