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Four Nations Cup to feature World Cup team

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) secretary-general, Stuart Ramalingam, confirmed that the upcoming Four Nations Cup is set to feature a team which competed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He explained that the team took part in Brazil 2014 and were defeated in the final play-offs of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

“Based on my understanding, this team has never set foot in Malaysia and faced the national squad. They are not a top World Cup team but they did compete at the 2014 World Cup and were defeated in the final play-offs of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers,” said Stuart.

FAM are also reportedly waiting to approach a team which is currently competing at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

The Four Nations Cup will serve as the perfect platform for the Harimau Malaya squad to improve their world ranking ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, mid this year.

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