MALAYSIA 1 - 1 India
Safiq Rahim 41' Syed Rahim 87'
Malaysia just managed to secure a draw in their 1st of 2 away series match against India which not much of brilliant play displayed from both team.
Malaysia's goal came from highly rated attacking midfielder,Safiq Rahim few minutes before the interval. Prolific striker,Safee Sali who played in Indonesia league however did not play due to he joined the team just few hours before the match kicked off.
Malaysia played without several familiar faces currently playing with under 23 squad in SEA games like Baddrol Bakhtiar, Asraruddin Putra, .Mahali Jasuli, Fadhli Shas, Muslim Ahmad and Khairul Fahmi Che Mat. Safee Sali strike partner Norshahrul Idlan Talaha however could not been confirmed whether he is brought into the squad to India by national coach K.Rajagobal
Hopefully in the 2nd match on 16th November 2011, Malaysia could chalk a winning notes since this is A type match and India are ranked lower in FIFA compared to us!