According to the latest rankings released by FIFA, last week, Malaysia rank 159 still as position last month.
We must be aware of Malaysia rating is not very good and we must take steps to improve the situation.
If Indonesia can manage the game against Netherlands, why we can do that? In same time Malaysia ranked is better than Indonesia.
According to Datuk Shukor Salleh, Malaysian Football Legends, he describes the fail of the ranking is about the failure of Datuk K.Rajagobal to organise friendly match with other national teams.
We most often see Harimau Malaya team play friendly match against countries team but play more on clubs status, that is not positive step.
We deny the match against Singapore recently but went for football tour to Australia's football clubs.
So the question is how long we want opposing teams to play against clubs? Now it's up to management to determine the direction of the FAM team to a better team.
On Tuesday, Harimau Malaya scheduled to play friendly match against Chonburi FC , third place in Thailand First Division before the friendly match against Chelsea on 21st July 2013 at Shah Alam Stadium.
Later, this month Harimau Malaya will have three-Malaysia friendly match with Japan clubs before Harimau Malaya scheduled to play friendly match against Barcelona at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on 10th August 2013.
We understand him (Datuk K.Rajagopal) tries his team strengths and weaknesses but better manage to do friendly match against other national team not clubs.
The two victory on AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 and SEA Games 2009 cannot be measurement to achieve next success but must create another injection to be more successful in the future.
If we want a better position, we should play against the national team but not opposing club.