Malaysia's under-fire soccer officials have asked for more time from the government to explain why the national team flopped at the Asian Cup.
Malaysia coach Norizan Bakar has been axed after his side's heavy losses at the Asian Cup.
Reeling after two heavy defeats, Malaysian coach Norizan Bakar is calling on his players to rise above all the chaos and criticism and claw back some pride against Iran in their final Asian Cup Group C on Wednesday.
Malaysia's sports minister wants to see sweeping changes in the organsition of soccer in the Southeast Asian nation following the co-host's poor performances in the Asian Cup.
Malaysia will defy the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and host Manchester United in July, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi insisted on Friday.