Malaysia fought closely till the final hooter and settled for a 1-1 draw against Korea here at the Moulana Bhashani National Stadium.
It was closely fought with Koreans yet again showcasing tactical superiority as it was a must-win game for Coach Shin Seok Kyo and his boys after having drawn two of their games earlier in the Super 4s. But Faizal Saari’s 59th minute goal dashed the Koreans hopes of inching closer to winning the 2018 Men’s World Cup spot.
On making the final, Stephen van Huizen said,
“Today was just about fighting till the end to make the final. This was Korea’s last chance to make for the 2018 Men’s World Cup by entering the final and try to win the title. For us, it was to make sure we had to get a result today because we knew to enter the final we needed a draw. It was tense till the last second. I give all credit to the players, they did well. For the final, I just ask the boys to give their best and ensure a good contest against India.”
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