Football Federation Lights Up Malaysia’s Golden Age
The Asian Football Confederation has re-examined the golden age of Malaysian football as the third match of Group E of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup will be held on the 25th.
In an article titled “Malaysia Meets Korea, Recalling Glorious Memories” posted on its website, the Asian Football Confederation said, “It has been almost 35 years since Korea and Malaysia faced each other on the international stage,” adding, “The last match was a 3-0 win over Korea in the Asian qualifying round for the 1989 1990 World Cup.”
“The current FIFA ranking gap is more than 100th, but South Korea and Malaysia often encountered each other in the 1970s and early 1980s and produced a great match,” he said.
In the meantime, the federation introduced Malaysia’s victory over South Korea, including the regional qualifying round for the 1972 Munich Olympics in 1971 Korea 0-1, the 1974 Tehran Asian Games finals Korea 2-3, the 1975 Asian Cup qualifying round Korea 1-2, and the 1980 Moscow Olympics for the second consecutive time.
However, the Asian Football Federation explained that the joys and sorrows of soccer between the two countries have been mixed since then.
“Malaysia missed the 1980 Moscow Olympics and failed to advance to the tournament in the 1980 Asian Cup finals,” the federation said. “Since then, it has advanced to the 2007 Asian Cup finals as a co-host and only made it to the finals again in 2024.”
“Korea has made history by advancing to the World Cup finals without fail since 1986 and ranking fourth in 2002 when it was the co-host of the event. He became a perennial favorite at the Asian Cup,” he said. “He produced legendary players such as Cha Bum-keun, Park Ji-sung and Son Heung-min.” 메이저 토토사이트