Centre-back Mohd Fadhli Shas has a personal reason for wanting Malaysia to produce a positive result in Wednesday's first leg final against Thailand at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium.
Talking to The Star, the 23-year-old Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) defender explained that in addition to setting up this weekend's home leg in Kuala Lumpur he wants to enjoy a "payback" moment against the Thais.
Dollah Salleh has a chance to earn Southeast Asian football immortality when he leads Malaysia out against Thailand in front of 90,000 spectators at Kuala Lumpur's Bukit Jalil Stadium on Saturday. As his predecessor as national coach will tell you, lifting the AFF Suzuki Cup can change your life.
In 2010, Dato K. Rajagobal defied the odds to win the two-legged final against tournament co-hosts, Indonesia. His side were thrashed 5-1 in the group stages at Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and yet...
Malaysia's successful 2010 coach Dato K. Rajagobal believes that the 2014 Suzuki Cup side have what it takes to win the nation's second AFF title.
Harimau Malaya take on three time champions Thailand over two legs in the final, starting with Wednesday's match at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium.
Previous Suzuki Cup meetings (Thailand vs. Malaysia)
1996 Group stage - Thailand 1-1 Malaysia
1996 Cup Final - Thailand 1-0 Malaysia
2000 Semi-final - Thailand 2-0 Malaysia
2002 Group stage - Thailand 1-3 Malaysia
2004 Group stage - Malaysia 2-1 Thailand
2007 Group stage - Thailand 1-0 Malaysia
2008 Group stage - Thailand 3-0 Malaysia
2010 Group stage - Malaysia 0-0 Thailand
2012 SF first leg - Malaysia 1-1 Thailand
2012 SF second leg - Thailand 2-0 Malaysia
2014 Group stage - Thailand 3-2 Malaysia
"Everybody will be saying Thailand is the favourite but Malaysia have a great chance," Rajagobal said. "As a coach you feel proud for the players and for the team and I was really happy for them when they...