Bahrain national football team to play Malaysia on Saturday
Kuala Lumpur, June 10 (BNA): The Bahrain National Football team will tomorrow play hosts Malaysia in the second match of Group E game of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium here. Tomorrow’s match is crucial for the national team in order to top Group E and book a spot at AFC Asian Cup 2023. According to AFC regulations, six teams topping their groups will qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, along with five best second-placed teams. 14 teams have already qualified for the tournament, which is scheduled for June next year and was due to be hosted by China but, because of a coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, will now be held in another, as yet undecided country. The national team already has three points after beating Bangladesh 2-0 in the opening match of Group E’s games. Malaysia also has three points after their win over Turkmenistan 3-1. Bahrain will play Turkmenistan next Tuesday, the third and last match of the six-day qualifying tournament.