Malaysia's World Cup qualifier with Saudi Arabia suspended

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 09, 2015 10:43 AM
Malaysia's World Cup qualifier with Saudi Arabia suspended
Saudi Arabia's players walk off the field after flares are thrown onto the pitch during their Group A FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying soccer match against Malaysia in Shah Alam, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A World Cup qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia was suspended in the 88th minute Tuesday after fans threw flares and fireworks onto the field.

With the visiting team leading 2-1 when the trouble began at the Shah Alam Stadium, Saudi Arabia coach Bert van Marwijk led his players off the field.

The Group A match was officially suspended a short time later.

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