THE Malaysian women will start their Junior Asia Cup in in Changzhou, China, today against neighbors Singapore.
The tournament is a Junior World Cup qualifier, and three teams from this tournament will make the grade.
However, Malaysia only have an outside chance as they are grouped with favourites China and India.
Malaysia's best record in the Junior Asia Cup is only a fifth, and it will be uphill for coach Lailin Abu Hasan's charges to even make the semi-finals.
Group A: China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, North Korea.
Group B: South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan.
TODAY: Malaysia v Singapore; Monday: Malaysia v China; Wednesday:
Malaysia v North Korea; Thursday: Malaysia v India.