Saturday, February 4, 2012

Australia 8 Malaysia 1

WORLD No 1 Australia shot eight goals past Malaysia in their fourth friendly in Perth yesterday.
The 8-1 drubbing was not shocking, as 13th ranked Malaysia had beaten the Aussies 5-2 on Thursday, and the world champions pulled out all stops in the final friendly, where the solitary goal came from Azreen Rizal.
Malaysia had lost 3-1 and 5-2 in the earlier encounters, and will next play the Netherlands in Perth today.
The national players are Down Under to prepare for the Dublin Olympics Qualifier on March 10-18 where they will play South Korea, Ireland, Chile, Russia and Ukraine.
Malaysia will head for Cardiff on Feb 28, where they are scheduled to play two matches against the Welsh team, and then move to Dublin on March 5.
Only the gold medallists advance to the London Olympics.