31 December 2011

Malaysia to send U-19 team to HBT

Saturday, December 31, 2011
MALAYSIA definitely have development on their minds and are looking to make full use of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) to achieve that.

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has confirmed the country's participation in the HBT, telling Bernama yesterday that it is sending Harimau Muda B (the country's Under-19 squad) to compete in the tournament to be hosted by the Sultanate from Feb 25 to March 3.

Harimau Muda B will take part in the Triangular Championship in Singapore from Feb 17-21 before heading to Brunei for back-to-back tournaments.

The decision to send their U-19 side to the HBT could be a disadvantage for Malaysia especially since the biennial tournament is for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Under-21 teams.

The Sultanate's Under-21 team haven't had many friendlies and got their only "international" matches earlier this month.

They used the 4th Borneo Games at Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, as a warm-up and returned home from the Dec 4-11 biennial event with a silver medal.

They started the Games with a 2-0 win over Sarawak 2-0, but lost to eventual champions East Kalimantan 2-1 before bouncing back for a 2-1 victory over South Kalimantan to finish in second place.The Brunei Times

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