KAZAN (Russia), July 8 (Bernama) -- After shocking Italy with a 2-0 victory in the first Group C match last Friday, the Harimau Muda A lost 0-2 to Great Britain in the second group match at the Olymp Stadium, Kazan today.
The Great Britain's first goal came at the 18th minute through James Philip Aldred, before Alex James Dyer scored the second gold in the 48th minute.
The Malaysian team coached by Ong Swee Kim was left with 10 players after Wan Zaharulnizam received a red card.
Malaysia is in Group C with Italy, Great Britain and Algeria.
The Harimau Muda A is scheduled to play against Algeria on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, team manager Prof Datuk Abdullah Mohamad said Harimau Muda A's request to bring Sarawak's Junior Eldstal and Johor Darul Takzim's Muhd Nazri Ahmad was rejected by the organising committee.
"We applied to the technical committee. They wanted us to submit two names, so we listed Muhd Nazri and Junior.
"But at 4pm (local time) today, the technical committee rejected the application without giving any grounds," he added.
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