MALAYSIA held Belgium to a 2-2 draw in their second friendly at Antwerp.
After losing 3-1 in the first friendly, the national players were much more composed in the second match in their preparation for the World League Semi-finals.
The World League Semi-Finals, on June 20-July 5 in Belgium, is a qualifier for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Malaysia are in Group B with Belgium, Ireland, China and Britain. In Group A are Australia, India, Pakistan, Poland and France.
Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin gave Malaysia the lead in the third minute, but Belgium equalised in the 10th minute. Shahril Saabah re-took the lead with a reverse stick shot in the 37th, but Belgium drew the match with a 43rd minute penalty corner.
For the record, Belgium beat Malaysia 6-2 in the World Cup at the Hague, Netherlands.