1…2…3…10! 10 – 0! Malaysian supporters were in deep depression and disappointment after witnessing their team trashed by 10-0 against United Arabs Emirates at Abu Dhabi in Thursday night playing for the game for 2018 World Cup qualifier. It is the worst defeat ever for the Malaysian team after their previous low in 1967 in a game against New Zealand that ended up 8-2.
It was a tough life for the Malaysian supporters lately given their supporting team were going through five winless streak match and crashed 6-0 in two recent matches before another crash by the UAE team. The tragedy for Malaysia happened as they set up a 5-4-1 formation with Mohammad Yahyah as the lone striker.
Meanwhile, the UAE deployed an old school balanced 4-4-2 line up with two strikers Ahmad Khalil that scored 4 goals and Mabkhout 3 goals in just the first half time. The UAE team must also credit their playmaker Abdul Rahman for their victory as he had a fabulous performance in creating chances for their two strikers to strike in the game.
The defeat was so devastating for the Asian supporters that even their local newspapers says that the defeat is considered the biggest disgrace in history to the national team. In addition, the Asian fans also expressed their disappointment by humiliating the national team via social media such as Amir Azmi who posted on Twitter taunting his followers that if they would like to learn to count from 1 to 10 in Arabic, they should go and watch the UAE vs Malaysia game’s highlight replay.
The Malaysia’s national coach is in no doubt to be the blame towards the bitter defeat. He altered three goalkeepers during Malaysia’s disastrous match in Abu Dhabi but to no avail. The local media in Malaysia, such as The Star newspaper can be seen putting the pressure on Dollah and doubting over the coach’s future with the national team in their publish.