AFC Asian Cup: Malaysia 1 - Bahrain 1

AFC Asian Cup: Malaysia 1 - Bahrain 1
Kunalan Subramaniam from Malaysia (in blue, number 16) and Abdulla Ahmed Saleh Abdull Aman from Bahrain (in red, number 23) at the AFC Qualifiers match between Malaysia and Bahrain at Shah Alam Stadium.

SHAH ALAM - Malaysia kept its AFC Asian Cup qualification hopes alive after holding Bahrain 1-1 in a Group D qualifier at the Shah Alam Stadium today.

Bahrain stunned the home team just before the half-time whistle when right-back Saleh Abdulla curled a shot beyond the reach of goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat from short corner-kick routine.

Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, however, snatched a point for Malaysia with an effort from outside the box in the 71st minute.

Bahrain top Group D with seven points from three matches, followed by Qatar (six), Malaysia (four) and Yemen (none).

Malaysia next travel to Manama for the return fixture against Bahrain on Nov 15.

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