KUALA LUMPUR – The Harimau Malaya squad was clearly no match for the 96th world ranking team Oman after it was thrashed 6-0 at an A class international friendly at the Al-Seeb Stadium, Oman, last night.
The host team, dubbed Al-Ahmar (The Reds), dominated the match by launching attack after attack on the national squad’s goalmouth in a game which was directly aired by a pay station.
Yaqob Abdul-Karim Salim Al-Qasmi placed Oman in front in the 15th minute by taking advantage of a tussle in the Malaysian penalty box to easily push the ball, past Mohd Farizal Marlias.
Oman, which is trained by by French coach, Paul Le Guen increased its attack and scored its second goal via a penalty in the 42nd minute by Abdul Aziz Humaid Mubarak Al-Muqbali.
In the second half, Oman scored four more goals through Qasim Said Sangoor, Abdul Aziz, Yaqoob Abdul-Karim and Mohsin Johar Al-Khaldi. – Bernama