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UAE 4-0 Malaysia: Ali Makhbout back to haunt Harimau Malaya yet again

Double brace Makhbout and Fabio de Lima meant that Malaysia's hopes of restarting the qualification in positive fashion went up in smoke.

It was a tall order going into this World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 qualifier against United Arab Emirates (UAE) and so it proved as Malaysia suffered their third loss in Group G after promising so much but at the end, delivered very little to suggest a different outcome to the rest of the campain.

A match which saw the home side in complete control at Zabeel Stadium does not augur well with matches against Vietnam and Thailand still to come.