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FOOTBALL: Indonesia 3 Malaysia 0 - Stop making mockery out of country

As appeared in Malay Mail Afternoon E-Paper today

Comment by Haresh Deol

ARE we not supposed to be angry? Are we not supposed to be bitter?

To concede three goals under 30 minutes is beyond embarrassment.

Yet, there are those who maintain we should look at Malaysia's performance in yesterday’s football friendly against Indonesia optimistically.

Why, one may ask?

Because of the same excuses we often hear — that national coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee did not have enough time to train? The players are 'new'? ‎That this was merely a friendly match?

It was a rubbish match, played by 11 footballers minus the defenders. Yes, the defenders hardly made an impression.

The strikers? They were nowhere to be seen.

It was a perfect start for Indonesia as they marked their return to the international scene since March last year following a Fifa ban.

Thailand lost 2-0 to Japan in the World Cup qualifiers on the same night — a respectable score ‎for the sole representative o…