The No. 188-ranked Bangladesh will lock horns with the No. 154-ranked Malaysia in their last Group E match of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers Tuesday.
The match will start at 7pm Bangladesh time at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. All TV and Astro Pay TV will telecast it live.
Following consecutive defeats in group matches against the No. 89-ranked Bahrain (0-2) and against the No. 134-ranked Turkmenistan (1-2), Bangladesh bowed out of the competition.
Bangladesh and Malaysia have played against each other nine times since 1975.
Malaysia beat Bangladesh six times. The men in red and green beat Malaysia once (2-1) in the Asian Games in 1982. But the last two matches between the teams – international friendlies – ended in a draw in 2012 and 2015.
On June 1, beset by injuries, Bangladesh played out a goalless draw against higher-ranked Indonesia (No. 159) in a FIFA international friendly in Bandung of West Java, Indonesia.