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Match: Myanmar v Malaysia

Date: 26 November, Saturday

Time: 7:30pm SGT/5pm IST/11:30am GMT

Venue: Thuwanna Stadium, Yangon

Competition: AFF Suzuki Cup 2016

TV Channel: In Singapore, the live TV coverage will be on

Live Streaming: Tournament's official YouTube channel.

Overview

Malaysia take on Myanmar in their last Group B match of 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup in Yangon on 26 November. While group leaders Vietnam have already sealed a spot in the semi-final with two wins from as many games, the Tigers and the hosts will be engaged in the battle for the second spot from the group.

With the Malaysian government putting an end to talks of a possible pull out of the national team from the ongoing Suzuki Cup tournament over Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, the Tigers will be focussed on the job in hand.

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Ong Kim Swee's squad, who were struggling with a four-match winless streak before the tournament, have impressed with a win against Cambodia in their opener and a narrow defeat to group heavyweights Vietnam in their second game.

Malaysia are likely to play with a 4-4-2 formation instead of the 4-5-1, with which they played against Vietnam due to the pressure of getting a positive result.

The Tigers will likely have Darren Lok partnering with with Ahmad Hazwan up front and Safee Sali will play a role in the later stages of the match. In-form Mohamad Amri, who scored a brace against Cambodia, will be key to their chances again.

While Kim Swee is aware of the home support Myanmar will enjoy at the Thuwanna Stadium on Saturday, he is reportedly confident of his boys beating the pressure and doing the job.

On the other hand, Myanmar can sneak through if they even manage a draw as they have a better goal difference than Malaysia. However, head coach Gerd Zeise believes that his team will not head into the tie thinking of a draw but will go for the kill.

"You cannot speculate for a point, if you play for a point you lose. We will try to win. If the players go for a point we will switch off, and that is not what we want," Zeise said, as quoted by tournament's official website.

TV Schedule

Malaysia: Fox Sports

Myanmar: Fox Sports 3

Thailand: Fox Sports 3

Cambodia: Fox Sports 3

Indonesia: Fox Sports 3

Team News

Myanmar

Possible XI: Zin Phyo, Nanda Kyaw, Ko Thien, Min Tun, David; Aung Thu, Ko Tun, Aung Kyaw, Zin Lwin; Than Paing, Muang Lwin

Malaysia

Possible XI: Fahmi; Davies, Shahrul, Shahrom, Rizal; Hadin, Venood, Baddrol, Amri; Hazwan, Lok