Malaysia cannot afford to continue the excellent rhythm after defeating Italy, losing to the greatness of Great Britain 2-0.
Most of the players were suspended for a red card and injury. Therefore only 13 of them including reserved are allowed to represent the team.
Harimau Muda A Coach, Ong Kim Swee has submitted an appeal letter to the organizers to release several players suspended according to inadequate player in the team. The petition requested that his players called from Malaysia but was not allowed by the organizers. This is the most reason why Harimau Muda lost to Great Britain.
Malaysia will play another pool match against Algeria on Wednesday 10 July 2013.