Malaysia vs Vietnam: Livestream, TV channel, preview, WCQ table and results
Everything you need to know about the do-or-die match for Malaysia in the penultimate Group G fixture against Vietnam in the WCQ/ACQ qualifiers
Malaysia will face Vietnam in the crucial joint 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup qualification match that will decide whether Tan Cheng Hoe's boys remains on the hunt for a place in the third round of the Road to Qatar as well as a direct spot in the 2023 Asian Cup in China.
After being given a hammering by United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the resumption of the campaign last Friday, Harimau Malaya has no choice but to seek all three points against the Golden Dragons to reignite their chances of finishing in the top two places in the group.
Here's all that you need to know about his vital match.
TV channel and Live Streaming
Astro Go (stream)
Cheng Hoe has an almost clean bill of health in his squad ahead of the crunch tie against Vietnam with everyone but Junior Eldstal being available for selection. The Chonburi FC player is nursing an injury picked up against UAE which was discovered only after the match had finished and has yet to take to training since. Meanwhile, Brendan Gan returns from his suspension.
As for Park Hang-Seo, he will have to prepare his side without the services of the influential Nguyen Quang Hai who is their chief creator and arguably the best player in the Vietnamese side due to suspension. The robust game against Indonesia also took a toll on Nguyen Van Toan and Nguyen Tuan Anh who are both doubtful to feature against Malaysia.
Malaysia v Thailand, Tan Cheng Hoe v Park Hang-seo
What say the coaches
"The previous results have not gone our way but we have to figure out what is the best way for us to get a positive result against Vietnam. As a coach, the next game is the biggest match for me and the team. After a few times of not getting a result against Vietnam, definitely we have to try our hardest to get a positive result this time around.
"I’m sure all my players have the ambition to do that. I never mention to them that this is a do-or-die mission but of course my players are very motivated and they know the situation that we need to get a result against Vietnam to continue our run. I’m sure each and everyone in the team has the same dream to do well in this World Cup campaign" - Tan Cheng Hoe
"We still have two more matches ahead. Vietnam will not be immersed in victory. Stronger efforts are required in order to win the next game. Quang Hai’s suspension will allow him to recharge energy and get fully fit for the UAE clash, towards the best result with the whole team.
“I believe that Tien Linh will continue to display his instinct in the next match" - Park Hang-seo