AFC Women’s Futsal: Malaysia seal last-four spot

The national women’s futsal team continued to impress as they qualified for the semi-final of the AFC Women’s Futsal Championship after beating Hong Kong 4-1 at the Nilai Indoor Stadium, Negeri Sembilan yesterday.

The victory means Malaysia have collected six points out of two games in the Group A and are due to play against Iran for their final group stage game today.

In the game against Hong Kong, the Malaysian team were trailing as early as the fifth minute before equalising through an own goal by Kwong Wing Yan, two minutes later.

Malaysia finally found their foot as they scored three more goals through Fatin Shahida Azmi in the 30th minute and two goals from Farahiyah Muhd Ridzuan in the 33rd minute and 35th minute.

This comes after Malaysia’s opening match victory over Uzbekistan, a match that ended 9-4 in favour of the home side.

Eight Asian nations are competing in the championship, consisting of Iran, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan and Malaysia as the host in the Group A.

The four other nations in Group B are Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam.


The women’s futsal team have certainly caught people’s eye with their scintillating performances, which is a complete different scenario, when compared to the women’s national football team. They’ve booked their spot in the semi finals, but today is where they will face their strongest test of the tournament thus far, Iran. While the match will not affect their semi-final spot, it will provide a clear testing ground for the Malaysian ladies to compare themselves against one of the most competitive teams in Asia.

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