Mid-east tensions have Tigers worried

PETALING JAYA: The escalating tensions in the Middle East are getting on the nerves of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) as they prepare the Harimau Malaya for two crucial matches in the region in March.

With the United States’ airstrike that killed Iranian Maj-Gen Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad and the Iranian retaliation on military bases in Iraq housing US forces, the entire Middle East region is jittery. The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have also threatened to target Dubai and Israeli city Haifa if the US responds to its attacks in Baghdad.

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