Malaysia edges Taiwan in World Cup qualifier

Malaysian goalkeeper Mohd Sharbinee Ramli saved a penalty Sunday

to help his side advance to the second round of Asia’s World Cup

qualifiers on away goals despite losing 3-2 to Taiwan in


Mohamad Aidil Abd Radzak put Malaysia ahead in the eighth minute

with a 35-meter free kick, before Taiwan’s Chang Han equalized in

the 31st minute. Safiq Rahim edged Malaysia ahead again in the 40th

minute from a free kick, but Taiwan again surged back and scored

twice from the spot as Chen Po-liang and Xavier Chen converted

penalties in the 44th and 75th.

In between, Sharbinee Ramli stopped a Chen penalty in the 61st


In the first leg of the tie on Wednesday, Malaysia defeated

Taiwan 2-1.