National coach Stephen van Huizen said that the the match against Oman will be used to expose the fringe players and to work on their weaknesses.

“I’m happy that our initial target of making the Super Four has been achieved,” he said.

In their last two matches, Malaysia earned six penalty corners in each match but only scored three goals.The team are expected to work on the penalty corner set-pieces against Oman.Two were from direct attempts and one off a rebound. Mohamed Razie Rahim and Faizal Saari are the main goal-getters while Mohamed Shahril Saabah and Mohamed Najmi Hazlan are also adept in drag flick situations.

Malaysia were outstanding in their last effort to beat defending champions Korea 2-1. In yesterday’s Group A match, Japan defeated hosts Bangladesh 3-1 while India also won 3-1 against Pakistan.


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