KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's World Cup hopes suffered a major blow after their 2-6 loss to Belgium in their second Group A match at the GreenFields Stadium in The Hague early Tuesday.
The defeat was the second in as many matches as Malaysia had lost 0-4 to defending World Champion Australia in their opening match a week ago.
Belgium now share six points with Australia, but are on second place due to goal difference.
In their match against Belgium, Malaysia, under coach Muhammad Dhaarma Raj Abdullah, started strong and scored the opening goal through Muhammad Razie Abdul Rahim in the 5th minute.
Belgium equalised through Tom Boon by way of a penalty stroke in the 14th minute before Muhammad Razie gave Malaysia the lead again, through a penalty corner, five minutes later.....